Featured Articles

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel has revealed an update to its CPU roadmap and some things have changed in 2015 and beyond. Let’s start with the…

More...
Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

We broke the news of Nvidia's ambitious gaming tablet plans back in May and now the Shield tablet got a bit…

More...
Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia has announced its first Android tablet and when we say Nokia, we don’t mean Microsoft. The Nokia N1 was designed…

More...
Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell is better known for its storage controllers, but the company doesn’t want to give up on the smartphone and…

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 27 May 2011 09:21

Ivy bridge cross compatibility explained

Written by Fuad Abazovic


Will work in old boards but…
We have managed to get some details on Ivy Bridge's ability to work across the platform or desktop platforms and feature cross compatibility, as Intel likes to call it.

As you can imagine the best combination is Ivy Bridge CPU and Panther Point, a solution that will give you all the features and if you use that CPU with Cougar point or Sandy Bridge on Panther Point, you will miss some things. Ivy Bridge and Panther point will give you IA Performance benefit from new 22nm process, Integrated USB 3.0, DirectX 11 graphics with three independent displays, Intel small biz advantage, 2012 vPro / stabile image platform program (SIPP), Intel firmware recovery (IFR) and both Pentium and core version of Ivy bridge will give you 2012 Intel standard manageability (ISM).

In case you go for Ivy Bridge and Cougar point you get the 22nm IA performance from the new CPU and DirectX 11 support from a CPU but you miss out on all the other listed features.

The third combination with Sandy Bridge and Panther Point will miss the IA performance from the new CPU as well as DX11, 3 display but it will give you an USB 3.0 support 2012 Intel standard manageability (ISM) with Pentium processor and Intel firmware recovery (IFR) support.

The last possibly combination that you have today that includes Sandy Bridge CPU and Cougar point chipset will miss out on all the features, apart from 2012 Intel standard manageability (ISM).

The bottom line is that Ivy Bridge works in Cougar point chipset and Sandy Bridge will work in Panther point next gen chipset.

Fuad Abazovic

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments