Intel to cross the Sandy Bridge on January 5

Still haven’t found a reason to go to Vegas? Well, if you’re interested in Intel’s next-generation processors, then you’ll want to be in Sin City this January. According CNet News, Intel has announced that it will be launching its Sandy Bridge line of processors on January 5 at the Consumer Electronics Show. Holding the launch at the very beginning of the year makes sense—word is that Intel expects Sandy Bridge chips to account for 20% of its CPU shipments in the first quarter of 2011.

Sandy Bridge promises to bring some significant changes to Intel’s CPU architecture, chief among them the addition of the GPU onto the CPU die. Sandy Bridge’s GPU offers improved graphics performance as well as built-in support for high definition video decoding and encoding. The new chips will also improve upon the Turbo Boost feature found in many of Intel’s Core 2010 offerings.

Oh, and if you’re a fan of overclocking, you might be interested to know that an early Sandy Bridge sample with a stock clock speed of 3.4GHz was purportedly pushed to 5.5GHz on air cooling last month. Be sure to check out our primer on Sandy Bridge if you’re interested in further technical details.

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    • stmok
    • 9 years ago

    I knew about this since back in September…
    => §[<http://www.semiaccurate.com/2010/09/12/sandy-bridge-sale-early-2011/<]§ /[<*[

    • SixIron
    • 9 years ago

    The link to “Primer on Sandy Bridge” no worky.

    • RMSe17
    • 9 years ago

    I hope they will have a CPU without stupid video core in it.. Otherwise I will have to get i5-760 for all my gaming needs. And a GTX460 SLI 🙂

      • OneArmedScissor
      • 9 years ago

      Romg 32nm chips with powergated GPUs melting desktops with 300w video cards!

      • stmok
      • 9 years ago

      l[

      • DavidC1
      • 9 years ago

      You, or anybody else for that matter, shouldn’t care that the chip has graphics on-die because the mass majority that uses it will be subsidizing ANY additional costs it would need to add the GPU. So its a good thing for you too.

    • mcforce0208
    • 9 years ago

    i keep eyeing out a core i7 950 to replace my ageing Q6600 ( i know…right??)…Just gonna wait for one of these bad boys!!

      • crsh1976
      • 9 years ago

      Yeah you should wait, I was eying the LGA1366 chips in September to upgrade my aging C2D setup and decided it wasn’t worth it since Sandy Bridge was on the way with new sockets.

    • DerekBaker
    • 9 years ago

    -[

    • sircharles32
    • 9 years ago

    Great.

    January 5th, Intel releases new CPU’s.
    January 6th, AMD reduces their prices that much further.

    Good news for system builders.

    • DerekBaker
    • 9 years ago

    Last link is not clickable in Firefox. It is in IE, but it still can’t display the page.

    • 5150
    • 9 years ago

    Can’t wait.

    • ChowYunCat
    • 9 years ago

    Will Sandy Bridge have any 6 core parts?

      • sweatshopking
      • 9 years ago

      I would like to request a way to form clans in the forums, and the comment posts. Is there any way to implement such a feature?

        • NeelyCam
        • 9 years ago

        That’s friggin’ brilliant!

          • sweatshopking
          • 9 years ago

          are you being sarcastic…..?

            • NeelyCam
            • 9 years ago

            That’s for me to know and you to find out.

            • sweatshopking
            • 9 years ago

            well, it would provide backing to my idea if people came on board. so….

      • DaveJB
      • 9 years ago

      Yes, there’ll be 6 core LGA2011 Sandy Bridge chips. Possibly 8 core parts as well, though there have been some rumours that Intel will delay the desktop 8 core chips until Ivy Bridge.

    • jdaven
    • 9 years ago

    “…video decoding and decoding.”

    Lol! I like how you stress the and using italics and then made a typo. Nice.

      • sweatshopking
      • 9 years ago

      BFF!!!!!!!!!!!

        • jdaven
        • 9 years ago

        Lol! What does BFF stand for? Buy Fuc*ing Fermi? Lol! I kid, I kid.

          • sweatshopking
          • 9 years ago

          lol. are you suggesting that I love fermi?

            • jdaven
            • 9 years ago

            No but that was the only acronym I could come up with very fast. Lol!

            BTW I want to be in the [dude] clan of the TR comment section.

            [dude]jdaven

            • sweatshopking
            • 9 years ago

            that’s what I’m thinking. we should definitely look into this. it can work.

            • glacius555
            • 9 years ago

            [please name the clan]

            • sweatshopking
            • 9 years ago

            That would be up for discussion. I’m partial towards high brow respectful names like [GIB] for “giant balls”, other things Like [bff] for BEST FRIENDS FOREVER!!!! ♥♥♥” also work. you guys let me know what you’re thinking.

            • smilingcrow
            • 9 years ago

            I’m thinking that if you have ‘giant balls’ that you’ll get a lot of ♥♥♥ from the ladies/gents (delete as applicable) who will be your BEST FRIENDS FOREVER!!!
            Just make sure they aren’t too sweaty.

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