The third generation of Intel Core processors are now available, which can bring up to twice the visual performance for PC gamers.

It uses the world's first 22-nanometre 3D tri-Gate transistor technology, which has architectural enhancements that vastly improve 3D graphics as well as HD media processing, when compared to the previous generation of chips.

The chips are available for high-end desktop computers, laptops and all-in-one devices, improving computing experiences for gamers, media devotees and mainstream computer users alike.

Intel's Core processors offer a 20 per cent microprocessor performance, which brings particular benefits to creating and editing videos and photos, movie playback and demanding video games.

"The third generation Intel Core processors were created from the ground up to generate exciting new experiences," said Kirk Skaugen, Intel vice president and general manager of the PC Client Group.

"Our engineers have exceeded our expectations by doubling the performance of media and graphics versus the best processors we’ve built until today, which means incredible new visual experiences are here for new all-in-one PCs and upcoming Ultrabook devices."

The new processor's Intel HD Graphics 4000 has had the seal approval from video gaming legend and creative force behind Valve Software Gabe Newell. He explained that the new 3D graphics capabilities offer a leap forward for PC gaming.

It offers support for Microsoft DirectX 11, OpenGL 3.1 and OpenCL 1.1, bringing ever-rich detail at higher screen resolutions.

Intel is also introducing new security features such as Intel Secure Key and Intel OS Guard in order keep personal data and identity safe. Secure Key uses a random number generator in order to improve the strength of encryption algorithms while OS Guard protects against privilege escalation attacks. This is when a hacker remotely assumes control of a person's system.

New features such as these on top of existing protection, such as Intel Anti-Theft technology and Intel Identity Protection Technology, makes the new processor one of the most secure pieces of kit in the industry.ADNFCR-1220-ID-801348323-ADNFCR
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