Intel to change computing forever with 3D transistors

Earlier this year, Intel spoke to us about how it was pushing computer chips to new heights with its Sandy Bridge Core processors. Now, Intel is taking a huge leap forward with a chip that changes the way transistors will be designed forever.

While current chip architecture provides a 2D structure, Intel’s new technology affords its processor designers the ability to put more technology into a small space, especially since it’s already working on a microscopic level.

Without the technological mumbo-jumbo, what this means is smaller computer chips able offering what Intel claims is “an unprecedented combination of improved performance and energy efficiency compared to previous state-of-the-art transistors”.

The new processors will be codenamed “Ivy Bridge” and should be available by the end of this year.