Intel Offers Peek at Working Sandy Bridge PC

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:

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.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • El_Capitan
    First! New Mac commercial... "Sandy bridge is falling down, falling down..."
  • pooflinger1
    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.
  • ...Apple uses Intel chips
  • ElectroGoofy
    I think he means AMD....
  • sciggy
    haha epic fail with that joke hahaha
  • El_Capitan
    Yeah, right when I wrote it, I knew I'd get a lashing. I was in a hurry to post first. :(
  • ceteras
    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.
  • Ryun
    Man, I've having such a hard time keeping up with all these code names.
  • JohnnyLucky
    Thanks for a bried glimpse of the future. Looks like we're going to see more energy efficient cpu's.
  • eyemaster
    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.