When Intel released its quad-core Sandy Bridge processors last month, it said dual-core derivatives would follow four to five weeks later. Now, as PC World reports, we've got a specific date: February 20. Mark your calendars, folks!
Of course, since Intel doesn't expect to be shipping a high volume of 6-series chipsets for regular motherboards and PCs for another few weeks, having dual-core Sandy Bridge CPUs out in the market on the 20th won't do many folks much good. That said, as we discussed yesterday, Sandy Bridge laptops should soon regain their places on store shelves in spite of the chipset bug. We could see dual-core Sandy notebooks before long.
As it happens, Intel has no less than 10 dual-core mobile Sandy Bridge chips on the way. Those offerings will have prices ranging from $225 to $346 and thermal envelopes of 17W, 25W, and 35W, so they should show up in a variety of systems, from chunky full-sized notebooks to slick and slim ultraportables.
|1. BIF - $340||2. chasp_0 - $251||3. mbutrovich - $250|
|4. Ryu Connor - $250||5. YetAnotherGeek2 - $200||6. aeassa - $175|
|7. dashbarron - $150||8. Lucky Jack Aubrey - $100||9. Captain Ned - $100|
|10. Anonymous Gerbil - $100|
|We take a seat on Turris' VR Chair||12|
|HP's Chromebook 13 is dressed for success at $499||15|
|Apple and Samsung lead tablet shipments in a struggling market||14|
|MSI debuts entry-level and enthusiast C232 motherboards||10|
|Z410 SSDs bring a 480GB tier to SanDisk's entry-level drives||9|
|Galaxy S7 phones help Samsung deliver a strong first quarter||8|
|Minecraft: Gear VR Edition is available now for $6.99||7|
|Seagate begins shipping its 10TB helium-filled hard drives||33|
|Exploring Nvidia's Pascal architecture||89|
|It's about time!||+38|