Alongside its first 22-nm silicon, Intel has also demonstrated its next-gen, 32-nm Sandy Bridge architecture at today's Intel Developer Forum keynote. Intel Global Communications Manager Nick Knupffer tweeted the following after the demo:
#IDF09 Paul: Sandybridge 1st silicon is running compute intensive apps, gfx., runnin Win7 on the big screen.
In other words, Sandy Bridge samples are not only stable enough to load Windows, but also to run intensive applications—an impressive feat for a product that shouldn't be out for another year or so. At least, so dictates the cadence of Intel's tick-tock design rhythm, which sees new architectures and die shrinks succeed each other every year.
Sandy Bridge will be the next architectural step after Nehalem. It will introduce a new Advanced Vector Extension instruction set, and according to Intel's latest press release, the architecture will also feature an on-die graphics processor.
Westmere, Intel's first 32-nm design due to ship later this year, will also have a graphics core on the same package as the CPU. However, the two elements will reside on separate dice.
|SteelSeries' Rival 700 gaming mouse reviewed||0|
|Intel lets loose Kaby Lake-based Xeon E3 v6 processors||36|
|Samsung plans to refurbish and resell Galaxy Note 7 handsets||19|
|Respect Your Cat Day Shortbread||24|
|Razer Blade Pro swims in the deep end of Kaby Lake||14|
|AIDA64 version 5.90 supports Ryzen and Apollo Lake||6|
|MSI spills the beans on its cadre of custom GTX 1080 Ti cards||2|
|MSI Trident 3 Arctic stuffs a GTX 1070 in a 5L package||23|
|Gigabyte shows off a trio of GeForce GTX 1080 Tis||12|
|They were going to launch a G-sync version but trying to represent the price induced an overflow error in their storefront software.||+32|