Bright Side of News reports Intel's 22nm Ivy Bridge quad-core processor has 1.45 billion transistors, 45 percent more than the Sandy Bridge's 995 million.
Mooly called the Ivy Bridge a "Tick Plus", not just the regular die shrink from the Intel's well known tick-tock cadence. The graphics performance is significantly increased, and for the first time Intel will be compatible with Microsoft's DirectX 11 API. Intel demonstrated the video of Tom Clancy's HAWX 2 running on Intel's integrated graphics alone. True, the graphics quality reminded us of first games for Xbox 360 - but still it shows a nice increase in performance.