According to Intel, Ivy Bridge laptops will provide optimized performance, sleek notebook form factors, fast responsiveness, and a configurable thermal design power of 15 Watts and up.
The Ivy Bridge platform is based on the current Intel Sandy Bridge processor architecture. The upcoming CPUs will be produced using 22nm technology instead of Sandy Bridge’s 32nm, but will also include some CPU architecture upgrades.
The main innovation in Ivy Bridge’s processors are 3D Tri-Gate transistors, allowing “37% performance increase at low voltage” and “50% power reduction at constant performance”.
Intel promises better graphics performance with support for DirectX 11, faster HD video encoding and decoding, as well as better identity protection, encryption, and malware protection.
Also, the upcoming platform will incorporate USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt technologies.
On the stage, Intel’s representatives showcased an Ivy Bridge-powered test laptop, simultaneously streaming twelve 1080p HD videos.
The platform is scheduled for release in 2012.