Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge can again effectively increase CPU power by another 10% to 20%, comparing to previous CPU generation.
|Intel Sandy Bridge|
Up to 17% more CPU performance clock-for-clock compared to Lynnfield processors.
Around twice the integrated graphics performance compared to Clarkdale's (12 EUs comparison).
Intel's performance targets (compared to Sandy Bridge):
20% increase in CPU performance.
Up to 60% increase in integrated graphics performance.
CPU Specification Comparison
|Sandy Bridge||Ivy Bridge|
|Socket||Cores||Transistor count||Die size||Socket||Cores||Transistor count||Die size|
|LGA 1155||4||995 Million||216 mm2||LGA1155||4||1.4 Billion||~172 mm2|
|2 (6 EUs)||504 Million||131 mm2|
|2 (12 EUs)||624 Million||149 mm2|
|LGA 2011||4/6/8||LGA 2011|
more can be read from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Bridge for sandy bridge and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overclocking for overclocking