Ivy Bridge to support unbranded DDR3 ram modules to their limits; max multiplier raised to 63
In a discussion at the Intel Developer Forum, the world’s most famous and largest maker of chips has unveiled besides natively supporting DDR3 speeds of 2133 MHz, can clock unbranded DDR3 rams up to a massive 2800 MHz clock speeds and higher multipliers. If you may have been an avid reader at Wccftech, you might have read about news that Intel’s upcoming new architecture after Sandy Bridge known as Ivy Bridge, had native support for a huge DDR3 clock speed of 2133 MHz compared to the earlier 1333 MHz of the Second Generation Sandy Bridge CPU’s.
However, as per details, the new next generation Ivy Bridge processors comes with a lot more features that will make enthusiast Sandy Bridge users want to make the jump onto the newer refined platform. The Ivy Bridge CPUs are said to support DDR3 memory that isn’t available in the market or unbranded memory modules as one may refer, up to speeds of 2800 MHz (2.8 GHz) that is beyond the official DDR3 specifications by miles.
Currently the fastest memory modules on retail now are rated at 2400 MHz (2.4 GHz) while the highest DDR3 frequency record stands at a clock speed of 3459.6 MHz (3.46 GHz).
Furthermore, supposedly the ‘K’ variants of Ivy Bridge will have the maximum multiplier raised to 63 compared to the current 57 on Sandy Bridge K series. Both these features give a lot more headroom for overclockers to break barriers mixed with the newer 22nm fabrication process leading to a better thermal design power or TDP and so on.
In comparison with Sandy Bridge, besides being more fine tuned, there will be a noticeable 20% boost in general applications processing, a new on board GPU possibly Intel Graphics HD 4000 that supports DirectX 11 with support for OpenCL 1.1 as well as 30% more gain in rendering compared to the current gen besides supporting a massive display resolution of 4096 by 4096 pixels!
And finally last but not least is the native support for PCIe 3.0. This is all then great news for the Hardware enthusiast community in their ever growing pursuit to go higher and faster for setting the ultimate records.
Ivy Bridge is expected to be launched around April 2012.