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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

  • 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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  • But where are AMD... they seriously need to be AT LEAST close to Sandy.. or its BYE BYE!
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  • aznshinobi
    Finally.
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  • ta152h
    Finally, the end of the Pentium Pro is here. I'm not sure whether to feel sad or happy.

    It's Intel's first new architecture since the Pentium 4. If you're not excited by that, I don't know how much in this field will excite you. Intel makes it harder because it seems they're not going to release any high-end chips initially. If they release a high-end chip that isn't shackled to a GPU, they'll get a lot of attention from hobbyists.

    I think everyone is really curious about the performance of this chip since they're leaving the Pentium Pro architecture behind, again. Let's hope this time is more successful, especially since this processor borrows a fair amount from the Pentium 4.

    This really is a big event. The next one like it might come in another 10 years. Or maybe this will be the last architecture Intel ever uses, and keeps enhancing it. It seemed for a while the Pentium Pro was.
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  • ta152h
    LuckyDucky7But 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.
    You'll pay it, and like it.
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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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  • jimmysmitty
    LuckyDucky7But 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.
    I have seen reports that the Core i7 2500K will be $210 at launch. If thats true, that pretty much beats most every other high end quad core with a unlocked multiplier out there since they have shown it being pushed to 4.9GHz on air.

    That would mean over 4Ghz stable on air.

    In essence this is the same thing AMD does. Only Intel has to lock the BCLK in order for you not to fry the SATA/USB controller since its tied to the BCLK. But still I rarely see non-Black Edition Phenoms OCed. Thats due to the cheaper price which is due to AMDs lower overall performance.

    if AMDs BE CPUs had enough of a higher performance gap than Intel, they wouldn't be so cheap.

    greghomeQ2 or q3 maybe? for AMd's Llano and Bulldozer.CPU wise, the Llano won't be a huge leap, but it's GPU segment might beat intel in mobile platforms
    I read Zecate in Q2 but no word on BD yet. Bobcat shoudln't be too far off since its Stars cores (current arch) with a GPU so I would suspect Bobcat before BD.

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  • thechief73
    is considered one of the consumer electronics shows in the world
    Really!!! wow. Its not considered thats a FACT!

    So, what people have been predicting for months now anyhow, is finally made official. Whooo....hooo.
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