Intel Ivy Bridge 22nm processors to take over Sandy bridge as early as 2H 2011

Just when everyone is busy trying to rectify the SATA issue on the P67/H67 chipsets. We are getting ready for another upcoming processor this June, probably at Computex Taipei 2011.

Ivy bridge, the code name given to the 22nm die shrink of the Sandy Bridge architecture should be at least on display by June 2011. We suspect it would make it’s first appearance in June’s Computex Taipei.

The Ivy Bridge processors will support DX11 instead of the older DX10.1 and OpenGL3 on the Sandy Bridge processors. It will also double the number of EUs for the graphics subsystem up to 24. As it is similar in architecture to the Sandy bridge, it will employ Dual Channel DDR3 memory architecture and CPU will continue to use the LGA1155 design.

Existing boards should be able to support the 22nm with a BIOS upgrade unless there are last minute changes in the design.