In a Tuesday announcement, Hewlett-Packard (HP) revealed that it is coming up with six new desktop PCs which have been built around the 22-nanometer `Ivy Bridge' processors unveiled by chip giant Intel earlier this week.
According to the HP announcement, the six new HP desktops which will be powered by quad-core processors using Intel's third-generation Core architecture include: HP Omni 220qd; HP Omni 27qd; HP TouchSmart 520xt; HP Pavilion HPE h8t; HP Pavilion HPE h8xt; and HP Pavilion HPE h9t Phoenix.
The HP lineup of the forthcoming Ivy Bridge-equipped new desktop PCs include a few all-in-one systems which will hit the markets only by June 24; while one of the models, the $1,149-priced HP Pavilion HPE h9t Phoenix - apparently the "most powerful Pavilion platform to date" from HP - will likely arrive on April 29, the official availability date of the Ivy Bridge processors.
The Intel `Ivy Bridge' processors comprise the third generation of the chip-maker's Core processors; and include 13 quad-core desktop and laptop chips that have been manufactured using the company's new 22nm fabrication process.
The mechanism used for the manufacturing of the `Ivy Bridge' processors essentially boasts a much smaller circuitry than the one used on Sandy Bridge chips which Intel launched last year. For the Ivy Bridge chips, Intel has squeezed more transistors on to the processors; thereby giving them more processing power, while also making them more energy-efficient.