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.