Sandy Bridge

More Gigabyte Sandy Bridge motherboards revealed, including monster P67A-UD7

More Gigabyte Sandy Bridge motherboards revealed, including monster P67A-UD7

A further five Gigabyte 6 Series motherboards intended for Intel's second-gen "Sandy Bridge" Core processors have emerged, after we showed you the first three models (the P67A-UD3R, P67A-UD3 and H67MA-UD2H) back in October. The Gigabyte P67A-UD7, P67A-UD5, P67A-UD4, P67A-UD3P and H67A-UD3H all get USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps support, together with an Intel 6-series chipset for LGA 1155 processors.

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Gigabyte’s Sandy Bridge P67A-UD3R, P67A-UD3 and H67MA-UD2H motherboards previewed

Gigabyte’s Sandy Bridge P67A-UD3R, P67A-UD3 and H67MA-UD2H motherboards previewed

Gigabyte has come clean on its upcoming 6 Series motherboards, designed for Intel's "Sandy Bridge" second-gen Core processors.  Three new 'boards have been previewed - the Gigabyte P67A-UD3R, P67A-UD3 and H67MA-UD2H - each with an Intel 6-series chipset for LGA 1155 processors; there's also USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps as standard, and CrossFireX graphics support.

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Intel Developer Forum: Day 1 Highlights on ‘Sandy Bridge’

Intel Developer Forum: Day 1 Highlights on ‘Sandy Bridge’

After the first day of IDF 2010 keynotes the big discussion of the day is around Intel's latest microprocessor architecture code named 'Sandy Bridge.'  Intel revealed more details about this new architecture today and highlighted the increased emphasis on performance in both primary CPU as well as performance around integrated graphics.

The primary performance boost of Sandy Bridge is due to its 4 cores which will be able to process 8 threads simultaneously as well as a new feature named Turbo 2.0.   In essence Turbo 2.0 is an intelligent automatic over-clocking feature which can automatically boost the core CPU performance for a short amount of time in order handle complex tasks.   This feature manages the time the boost is applied to the CPU in order to make sure it does not overheat.

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Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs getting early release

Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs getting early release

Intel has announced that it will launch its next-gen 32nm processor architecture - known as Sandy Bridge - earlier than previously expected, thanks to a "very strong reception" to the new design.  Speaking on the company's financial results call, during which Intel reported over $4bn in operating income, CEO Paul Otellini said that Sandy Bridge chips should arrive late in 2010.

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Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs detailed; not backward-compatible with current motherboards

Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs detailed; not backward-compatible with current motherboards

Details of Intel's Sandy Bridge 32nm processors have leaked, the successors to the current Core i3 and Core i5 chips, and anyone hoping for a straightforward upgrade is out of luck.  According to documentation acquired by Bit-Tech, the new mainstream Sandy Bridge CPUs will use a new LGA1155 socket, one pin short of the existing LGA1156 sockets, and not be backward compatible.  Meanwhile Intel's Sandy Bridge "E" (apparently either "Enthusiast" or "Extreme") "Patsburg" CPUs will get a new LGA2011 socket, with plenty of extra pins for its four channel DDR3 memory controller and 32 lane PCI Express 3.0 support.

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Intel Sandy Bridge chips packing PCI Express 3.0, super-frugal battery life possible?

Intel Sandy Bridge chips packing PCI Express 3.0, super-frugal battery life possible?

We're hearing increasing amounts about Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge platform, the 32nm chip architecture expected to begin production in Q4 2010, and now a few new tidbits have us even more excited.  According to Hardmac's sources, Sandy Bridge will not only include native USB 3.0 support but PCI Express 3.0, for faster intercommunication with GPUs and other components; meanwhile we should apparently expect some healthy battery life improvements.

Intel 32nm Sandy Bridge chips tipped for Q4 2010

Intel 32nm Sandy Bridge chips tipped for Q4 2010

Intel are tipped to have scheduled their shift to 32nm "Sandy Bridge" chip architecture by Q4 2010, according to the latest loose-talk at PC manufacturers.  The technology will replace Nehalem and Westmere, the latter expected to shift to 32nm processes in Q4 this year.  Westmere will add six-core processors to the company's line, and go on sale alongside 45nm quad-core Nehalem chips.

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