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

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recasted 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.

  • dogman_1234
    This sounds dangerous for even consumers.
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  • warezme
    "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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  • warezme
    I meant encoding and decoding video and hard coded programming functions. I was pissed so I typed quickly.
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  • treefrog07
    I'm upgrading...as soon as I win the lottery!
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  • ProDigit10
    lol!
    8000?

    I can make my own for just under $1000!
    One corei5 2600k processor, and a Radeon HD 6850 should give a formidable gaming pc, especially for older games (of 2 years and more old).
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  • cookoy
    which makes intel processors roughly account for 10-12% of total system cost
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  • ares1214
    otacon72Try an make it hit 5Ghz on $1k...read the article..sheesh.
    I could get it to 5 GHz on a $1000 budget...its not like the budget really changes much.
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  • joytech22
    $125 Billion :o

    I can bet only $20 000 of that will go to charity or something.
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  • jimmysmitty
    warezme"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.
    Actually most benchmarks show that the HD 3000 IGP on Sandy bridge are about 2x better than what was on Clarksdale (Nehalem based) and is keeping up with most entry level discrete GPUs. Add in Quick Sync and probably much lower power usage and it is a winner.

    Power usage from THG alone was showing it being more efficient than Clarksdale CPUs with just 2 cores as well as much more efficient than Phenom II CPUs. This will translate into major power savings for laptops while also allowing for some lower end gaming that a lot of people want without having to have a battery killing discrete GPU.

    Most OEM PCs with a GPU that are not specifically gaming PCs have a entry level GPU like a HD4550 or GTS 230.
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  • blarneypete
    joytech22$125 Billion I can bet only $20 000 of that will go to charity or something.
    You can't really expect a corporation to be charitable like an individual person.

    This is where I tip my hat to Bill Gates. Like Bill, I plan to be charitable and die broke.
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