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.
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.
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.