Intel CEO: Sandy Bridge to Bring $125B This Year

However, the forecasted impact on the industry may be much greater than most might think.

According to CEO Paul Otellini, Sandy Bridge will fuel $125 billion in sales for PC makers this year and account for one third of Intel's revenue this year - which would be about $13 to $15 billion. Otellini said that Intel scored about 500 PC design wins with Sandy Bridge. PC makers have already begun announcing refreshed PC models. Gateway was among the first companies that announced Sandy Bridge desktop PCs, while the most extreme model so far has come from Origin, which advertises a 5 GHz Core i7-2600K enthusiast PC that will cost nearly $8000 in a base configuration and will be available beginning next Monday.

At a press conference held at CES 2011 in Las Vegas, vice president Mooly Eden noted that Sandy Bridge will be a cornerstone of Intel's future, VentureBeat reported. The publication quoted the executive stating that the Sandy Bridge "processor graphics is outperforming 40% to 50% of the discrete (stand-alone) graphics chips in the market today.”   

You can find detailed information and benchmark numbers in our Sandy Bridge review.

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  • This sounds dangerous for even consumers.
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  • "VentureBeat reported. The publication quoted the executive stating that the Sandy Bridge "processor graphics is outperforming 40% to 50% of the discrete (stand-alone) graphics chips in the market today.”

    Which proves executives are idiots since SB can only outperform when decoding and decoding video streams because chip dedicated hard coated programming to do this. When gaming, which is what discrete video cards are for, SB is not much better than the old Intel deceleraters of old. Video encoding and decoding on GPU's has only recently been a feature and not the sole purpose of the GPU. I see the general public buying this crap and companies like Apple telling their minions to blindly believe this kind of garbage statements to sell their junk.
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  • I meant encoding and decoding video and hard coded programming functions. I was pissed so I typed quickly.
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