Intel Smart Response Technology
Introduced previously in Intel's Z68 chipset, Intel's Smart Response Technology is a hybrid solution combining the speed of SSDs with the storage space of mechanical HDDs. It works by caching frequently used OS application data in blocks onto the SSD, increasing system startup time and application resume functions.
Intel Rapid Start
Using Intel's Rapid Start Technology, systems can suspend at near zero power and resume quickly within 5 seconds. Not only is this useful for cutting down on wait-times as the PC wakes up, it also consumes less power, prolonging notebook battery life and lowering electricity costs.
Intel Smart Connect
Intel's Smart Connect Technology keeps users plugged-in and informed 24/7, even when the PC is sleeping. Applications and e-mail messages are continually and automatically updated and ready to be used and read whenever the user resumes system state.
Software Ecosystem Support
Intel is working with the top ISVs to deliver the most popular and requested consumer features to the latest software and make use of Intel's latest media technologies present in Ivy Bridge. These ISVs are responsible for creating video authoring, audio processing, photo manipulation and even gaming development. Intel works with these companies to ensure that the software they create are not only optimized to take advantage of multi-core Intel processors but also take advantage of the latest feature sets available in Ivy Bridge.
Intel Quick Sync
Video content is typically compressed and encoded into a specific format when it is stored on hard drives, DVDs, camcorders, cell phones, or broadcast media. When you want to play that content, burn it onto a DVD or Blu-ray disc, or copy it to your phone, it must first be decoded and then re-encoded in a new format, a resource- and time-intensive process. Intel Quick Sync Video accelerates decoding and encoding for a significantly faster conversion time, while also enabling the processor to complete other tasks, improving overall PC performance.
Intel InTru 3D
Intel InTru 3D enables full high-definition stereoscopic 3D Blu-ray playback on your TV over HDMI 1.4. With the new improved architecture, playback of high-definition content is much more energy efficient and leaves greater headroom for multi-tasking.
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology is a suite of hardware and software technologies built into the image and media processing engine on 3rd generation Intel Core processors. This technology enables enhanced high-quality, 1080p, high-definition playback, including for Blu-ray and Web streaming content.
Intel Clear Video HD Technology integrates a wide range of image processing technologies, including:
Intel Wireless Display
Enjoy all of your personal and online content on a big screen with a simple wireless connection. With a laptop featuring Intel Wireless Display and powered by a visibly smart 2nd generation Intel Core processor, you can sit back and experience your favorite movies, videos, photos, online shows and more in full HD on your TV with great image clarity and sound.