As the Ivy Bridge launch is close ( About three months left, assuming we are on track for April 2012 launch), a question to many of us is – what is new in the Ivy Bridge ?
As we know, Ivy Bridge makes significant progress in the area of the integrated graphics. Its Execution Units are more efficient. We now have more execution units in Ivy Bridge than there are in Sandy Bridge.
The Ivi Bridge will not support higher maximum resolution than was possible in the Sandy Bridge GPU. The maximum possible resolution in the Sandy Bridge was WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600). The Ivy Bridge GPU extends it to a maximum resolution of 4,096 x 4,096 the top resolution in the 4K.
Notice that the term 4K resolution basically refers to the horizontal resolution 4096. The vertical resolution is typically 2160 and varies depending upon media.
The 4K resolution ( without any external graphics) will be a boon for photoshoppers, CAD designers and others who work on bigger screen that has better resolution.