Built on 22nm processes using 3D Tri-Gate transistors
Intel has officially launched its new processor design, Ivy Bridge, which features a three-dimensional "Tri-Gate" transistor array and more updates.
The company said the chips will come with 3D Tri-Gate transistors and will be made using the new 22nm processes.
The processor is said to be more efficient compared to the Sandy Bridge processors it replaces and is initially available in 13 quad-core models, in both the Core i5 and i7 versions.
Intel PC business chief Kirk Skaugen told BBC News there are more than 300 mobile products in development and more than 270 different desktops, many of which are all-in-one designs.
"This is the world's first 22 nanometre product and we'll be delivering about 20% more processor performance using 20% less average power," added Kirk.
"There will be 50% more supply than we had early in the product cycle of our last generation, Sandy Bridge, a year ago. And we're still constrained based on the amount of demand we're seeing in the marketplace."
Most of the models will be targeted at desktop computers while the dual core processors for the ultrabook market will be launched later in the year.
The chips also include new hardware-based security features including built-in USB 3.0 technology and would support 4k resolution.