Known as the 2nd generation Intel Core CPU, the Sandy Bridge product line of the company will be a comprehensive upgrade of computing power, so the integrated graphics capabilities, together with WiDi widget. Prediction, WiDi will be important competitive factor between Windows form with MacBook laptops.
The biggest difference between the Sandy Bridge generation is the first Core CPU’s integrated GPU products will also be manufactured on 32nm platform. The difference this will help your laptop / netbook platform Sandy Bridge graphics with higher quality, and better power savings. In addition, Intel also announced a few other emerging technology of Sandy Bridge.
Turbo 2.0: Version upgrade directly from overclocking features in the first generation of Core, Turbo 2.0 allows users to overclock the CPU at a higher level and in a longer time.
Quick Sync Video: Allows convert (convert) video formats faster, using software such as CyberLink MediaEspresso dedicated.
Wi-Di 2.0: Technology wireless data transfer Intel’s next version, allowing reduced latency between the data collection and distribution.
Some test results:
Performance testing system: Core i7 – 2820QM 2.3GHz, 4GB DDR3-1600 RAM, 160GB SSD, Intel HD integrated graphics Intel Graphics 3000. The 17-inch display (resolution of 1,600 x 9:00 pixels), HDMI 1.4 , Bluray.
Common test results
Of course, with new strength from the platform Intel, Sandy Bridge system easily via a laptop test specimen Vaio Z (44 seconds), X505 (1 minute 19 seconds). 4 configuration testing PCMark Vantage remaining. Test score Sandy Bridge configuration is 16.283 points, far ahead Lenovo ThinkPad T410s runners (2.66GHz Intel Core i5 – 560M, 4GB of RAM and 128GB SSD hard drive) with 11.264 points.
Tested on Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, Blookup function, the system takes 17 seconds to Sandy Bridge sort the data names and addresses on 2 different tables, continued to outperform
Tests for video format conversion speed
Sandy Bridge power system has been clearly revealed in this test: CyberLink MediaShow software using Espresso to convert 1 video 1080p to iPod video format. Sandy Bridge system takes only 24 seconds to complete the task, 1 minute faster than Lenovo T410s (1 minute 35 seconds) and the Toshiba X505 (1 minute 36 seconds). The results of the new system is so impressive results than the old Core platform.
Through experimentation, Sandy Bridge has much better performance. Faster speed in format conversion test on, but reality the system use only 4/8 to complete the task; while the second prototype T410s and X505 remainder are used to maximize performance.
With the conversion of files from .MPEG4 to .AVI Oxelon Media Encoder software, Sandy Bridge system also achieved the most perfect speed for 35 seconds, twice as fast as with a number of other specialized laptops, or faster 11 seconds compare to Lenovo T410s versus.
Experiments on graphics power
Through the 3DMark06 test, Sandy Bridge system achieved 4574 points, slightly lower than the overall average of some laptops have the same type of graphics card (7588 points). But compared to 3761 points Lenovo T410s uses integrated graphics, a result of Sandy Bridge can be seen as quite positive. Even laptop Samsung R540 with ATI Mobility Radeon HD545v discrete graphics also have poorer outcomes (4383 points) Sandy Bridge systems.
where can you get a Sandy Bridge online
Intel Core i5-2500 Quad-Core Processor 3.3 GHz 6 MB Cache LGA 1155 – BX80623I52500: Buy it now
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Intel Core i3-2120 Dual-Core Processor 3.3 GHz 3 MB Cache LGA 1155 – BX80623I32120: Buy it now
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Tests for gaming capabilities
Although Intel Sandy Bridge system confirms will meet the needs of the majority of gamers, but through trial, perhaps the laptops with NVIDIA discrete graphics or ATI will still be alternatives for model Sandy Bridge integrated graphics together in the present.
Experiment with the online game World of Warcraft in a resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels and the average configuration options, Sandy Bridge system reached 48 frames / sec. But when pushed to the maximum graphics, the game’s frame rate dropped to 14 / sec. Thus, in this test, Sandy Bridge systems were rivals outstripped discrete graphics, is just over laptops also older Core platform with integrated graphics card is the Gateway NV7915u.
Continue to experiment with terrible game FARCRY 2 at a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels with the average configuration options, the maximum number of frames Sandy Bridge system is 20 frames/sec; Then pushed the graphics to Very High resolution 1600 x 900 pixels, the frame rate dropped to 9 frames/sec. Certainly, the power of the integrated graphics Sandy Bridge still can not meet the needs of gamers at the moment.
WiDi 2.0 test
Upgrading from version 1.0, WiDi new system allows users to transfer videos in 1080p resolution, as well as minimizing the latency between the source and the source receiver. To use WiDi, customers simply connect the receiver to your TV (or computer screen) and can start using the software at startup from a laptop.
Try increase distance to 5m, content transmission quality is ensured. Somewhat unfortunately not yet support WiDi 2.0 DVD slideshows, or Blu-ray disc with copyright protection. Experiment with the game World of Warcraft WiDi no results.
Battery life test
Compared to the old Core laptops have the same configuration as the Gateway NV7915u, Sandy Bridge system has been significantly improved: The battery of Sandy Bridge longer than Gateway NV7915u about 2 hours 19 minutes and longer than the overall average of the system about 3 hours of the same kind. This is the system battery life of 4 core. Thus, the system of 2 core, surely we will also be surprised at the highest battery life products achieved.
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