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Intel Offers Peek at Working Sandy Bridge PC

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 12 comments

Surprise! It's not Westmere.

As expected, at IDF Intel put on display its newest technologies. While Lynnfield products have just refreshed the consumer offerings, the world's largest chipmaker is putting on display its next-generation 32nm CPU technology codenamed Westmere.

Intel already made it known that its production facilities are already well on their way making Westmere processor wafers in support of planned fourth quarter revenue production. Westmere will spawn Clarkdale processors for desktop and Arrandale CPUs for notebooks – showing a new "tick" in the development cycle.

On stage at IDF, however, Intel jumped even further ahead by demonstrating a fully working system from its next-next-generation"tock" – Sandy Bridge. Check out the video embedded below for the reveal:

IDF 2009: Sandy Bridge PC

Sandy Bridge will feature a sixth generation graphics core on the same die as the processor core and includes AVX instructions for floating point, media, and processor intensive software.

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    pooflinger1 , September 23, 2009 5:02 PM
    Why would that be a mac commercial? Last I checked, all they used were Intel chips, and in fact, the same chips in a non mac.
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    Anonymous , September 23, 2009 5:05 PM
    ...Apple uses Intel chips
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    sciggy , September 23, 2009 5:51 PM
    haha epic fail with that joke hahaha
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    pooflinger1 , September 23, 2009 5:02 PM
    Why would that be a mac commercial? Last I checked, all they used were Intel chips, and in fact, the same chips in a non mac.
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    Anonymous , September 23, 2009 5:05 PM
    ...Apple uses Intel chips
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    ElectroGoofy , September 23, 2009 5:12 PM
    I think he means AMD....
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    sciggy , September 23, 2009 5:51 PM
    haha epic fail with that joke hahaha
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    ceteras , September 24, 2009 10:39 AM
    These are all amazing products. They include some ideas that were initially deployed first by AMD, remember, in those days when AMD processors were the fastest on this planet. Yeah, those days when AMD could not gain the market share they would deserve, because of outright bullying from intel...
    I mean integrated memory controller and amd64.

    Hell, I don't need that much computing power anyway. Most of us don't.
    I'll never buy intel again anyway.
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    Ryun , September 24, 2009 12:24 PM
    Man, I've having such a hard time keeping up with all these code names.
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    JohnnyLucky , September 24, 2009 1:09 PM
    Thanks for a bried glimpse of the future. Looks like we're going to see more energy efficient cpu's.
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    eyemaster , September 24, 2009 1:13 PM
    RyunMan, I've having such a hard time keeping up with all these code names.


    The beauty is that you don't need to. The important message is that the next generation of chips from intel was on demo. No point in remembering the code names. Make a chart if you really need to.
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    athreex , September 24, 2009 9:42 PM
    Yeah...processor's pet names can be difficult to remember. BTW can someone tell what is the main reason behind the naming schemes? Once, I heard that processor names were taken from places near to their CPU Factories? Can someone confirm that?
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    mash5 , September 28, 2009 9:07 AM
    ceterasHell, I don't need that much computing power anyway. Most of us don't. I'll never buy intel again anyway.


    Good for you. Most of us, IT guys, actually can use any MIPS addition that can be squeezed out of the CPU.

    Don't buy Intel, for God's sake, but it was Intel who invented the x86 series anyway. AMD only made it better, up to the point where Intel actually recover from its lethargic sleep around 2003 with Core and Core2 CPUs. Even before that, it was obvious that having the best technology without proper manufacture process is not gonna make your company profitable. And you, my friend, can stick to Defectrons (Tripod-Opterons) if you like. I prefer a non-defective working CPU with the top performance for my work.