Why Wait? Sandy Bridge CPUs Are On Sale Now

The next generation of Intel Core processors, also known as Sandy Bridge, is set for a grand reveal at next year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. There we expect to see tons of new computers using the new processor technology.

If you don’t want to wait two weeks for that, however, you may be able to build your very own in your home if you happen to live in Malaysia.

Malaysian computer retailer Compuzone posted on its Facebook page that it now has stock of the new Sandy Bridge processors as well the requisite P67 motherboards from Asus.

Although it appears that the pictures are no longer available on the Facebook page, Lowyat.net has captured a few that show the new products in the wild, including this one showing a trio of the new LGA1155 chip in retail edition.

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.
  • oxxfatelostxxo
    something along the terms of rebranded comes to mind reading this..
  • painis
    This was on 4chan days ago quoting "U jelly?"
  • alhanelem
    damn you malaysia
  • Tamz_msc
    Intel chips are made in Malaysia, so its not too surprising.
  • christop
    I'm ready for some benchmarks..
  • ethaniel
    So, everybody looks ready to change platforms... again...
  • dalta centauri
    Everytime you ask, "Is this real?"
    You can just read the box on the lower right of them.
  • babydevil05
    Haha. really? i live in Malaysia!! time to upgrade the whole mo-bo!
  • servarus
    The price is kinda cheap too...
  • alikum
    No rebranding involved. I've visited the store and seen it with my own eyes. The i7 2600 (not K version) is RM980 / 3.135 = ~US$312