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Intel Announces Sandy Bridge - Win One for Free!

We all knew that it was coming, and now it's finally here. Sandy Bridge is no longer the "next-generation" of Intel Core architecture; it is now the current (second generation) one.

New features include Intel Insider, Quick Sync Video, and a new version of the company's WiDi, which now adds 1080p HD and content protection for those wishing to beam premium HD content from their laptop screen to their TV.

"The new 2nd Generation Intel Core processors represent the biggest advance in computing performance and capabilities over any other previous generation," said Mooly Eden, vice president and general manager, PC Client Group, Intel. "The built-in visual capabilities enabled by these new processors are stunning. This combined with improved adaptive performance will revolutionize the PC experience in a way that is obvious for every user to see and appreciate – visibly smarter performance."

Incorporating the newly architected Intel HD Graphics on each 32nm die enables significant graphics performance improvements over previous generation graphics, for both HD media processing and mainstream gaming.

The chips are made on Intel's 32 nanometer manufacturing process on the company's second-generation high-k metal gate transistors. More than 500 desktop and laptop PCs are expected from all major OEMs worldwide throughout the next year.

Check out our full Sandy Bridge review and benchmarks for the full details!

Be sure to enter our contest too if you'd like to bring one of these into your home.

  • h83
    As always the contest is for US residents only...
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  • amnotanoobie
    Yay for being in the US of A!

    I'm not one of them...
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  • BWMerlin
    h83As always the contest is for US residents only...Seems the norm these day's.
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  • scook9
    People always complain about the scope of these contests then fail to remember they are reading a US based tech site......

    The Rhode Island people have a complaint, internationals do not, sorry.
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  • wikiwikiwhat
    wow, whats the flavor of that haterade? Envy?
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  • aaron88_7
    scook9People always complain about the scope of these contests then fail to remember they are reading a US based tech site......The Rhode Island people have a complaint, internationals do not, sorry.I'm assuming they are mostly Canadians which might as well be just another US state. Not allowing Canada is kind of like not allowing Florida. Plus saying a particular website is US based is kind of dumb considering the purpose of the internet is to provide information regardless of borders
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  • deletemach_kernel
    scook9People always complain about the scope of these contests then fail to remember they are reading a US based tech site......The Rhode Island people have a complaint, internationals do not, sorry.You need to get off the internet....the internet is meant for worldwide coverage.its meant for the entire world to be a unified playground....oh wait.....theres life in only one place on earth.......yeah you guessed it.
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  • bunz_of_steel
    yeh but most of our jobs are going overseas so the rest of us are just trying to hold onto out jobs :(. So much for us or US.
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  • nukemaster
    What a-boot us Canadians EH?
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  • digiex
    Another nail in the coffin for AMD?
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