It was a long time coming, but here it is. Intel announced yesterday that they’ve officially released their third generation quad-core processors, codenamed Ivy Bridge. The new processor architecture has a number of new technologies associated with them, which includes a new 22nm manufacturing process, 3-D tri-gate transistor technology and new graphics architecture. The company says that the new architecture has increased the performance of HD media and 3-D graphics, as well as significant processor performance – which is pretty much the norm for the product release. We’ve gotten our own notebook with Ivy Bridge (care of the Asus N56V) so you’ll see what we think of the new processors soon enough.