Intel Confirms Sandy Bridge for January '11

Intel has finally confirmed something that should surprise pretty much nobody: the company's Sandy Bridge chip line will launch at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this coming January.

CES has seen many big announcements in its time and is considered one of the consumer electronics shows in the world. It's also been the venue for many notable launches over the years, including Blu-ray, HDTV, the original Xbox, Tetris, the NES, and the DVD. This, coupled with the fact that we already knew Sandy Bridge was coming at the beginning of 2011, made CES a pretty likely place for Intel to launch Sandy Bridge, and the company this week confirmed its CES plans.

Intel's Mooly Eden (pictured) will be chairing the event, which will take place on January 5 in the Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas. CNet cites an Intel statement that promises Mooly and surprise guests will demo "the world's fastest processor with many new technologies Intel has built into its chips to enhance the 'visual life.'"

We'll at CES to bring you timely updates from all of the events and keynotes, so we'll be adding this to our calendars and will be there with bells on. Who's excited?

Source: CNet

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  • Albyint
    Worlds fastest processor? You mean the worlds fastest NOT-CLASSIFIED processor.......
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  • Anonymous
    But where are AMD... they seriously need to be AT LEAST close to Sandy.. or its BYE BYE!
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  • invlem
    Until native usb3.0 and sata3.0 support are part of the chipset, I have no intention of upgrading to sandybridge...

    I'm tired of half-... implementations of these new standards.
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  • shening
    what cpus will they launch? any of the unlocked desktop ones?
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  • Albyint
    Worlds fastest processor? You mean the worlds fastest NOT-CLASSIFIED processor.......
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  • LuckyDucky7
    But just one thing:

    If you have to pay more for the ability to overclock the same-clock-speed processor, why bother? Intel already does that with this generation of Core i5 and i7 processors. I don't want to pay $15 or $20 more for abilities that the processor should have had in the first place.
    Will the motherboard manufacturers be able to help us? Time will tell.

    This new architecture should be worth a look, but let's hope that AMD has some viable competition to these new processors- and Black Editions the way they are producing them right now: where 10 bucks more gives you 10 bucks more performance AND unlocked multipliers.

    Come on, Intel. Nickel-and-diming the ordinary consumer is one thing, but making us pay for the privilege is not the way to go.
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