XtremeSystems Forums member JCornell has posted several pictures of Intel’s 8-core Sandy Bridge Engineering Sample, including screenshots of CPU-Z and Everest on Windows 7. Intel’s mainstream Sandy Bridge CPUs – dual and quad core – will fit into LGA 1155. However, a different platform will be used for the enthusiast 6/8 core Sandy Bridge, around LGA 2011. The pictures reveal a distance between mounting holes identical to LGA 1366, hence assuring compatibility with Core i7 900 series heatsinks.

SBx5 Eight Core Sandy Bridge Pictures / Screenshots leaked

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XtremeSystems Forums member JCornell has posted several pictures of
Intel’s 8-core Sandy Bridge Engineering Sample, including screenshots of
CPU-Z and Everest on Windows 7. Intel’s mainstream Sandy Bridge CPUs –
dual and quad core – will fit into LGA 1155. However, a different
platform will be used for the enthusiast 6/8 core Sandy Bridge, around
LGA 2011. The pictures reveal a distance between mounting holes
identical to LGA 1366, hence assuring compatibility with Core i7 900
series heatsinks.

SBx5 Eight Core Sandy Bridge Pictures / Screenshots leaked

Other screenshots are based around CPU-Z, Everest and Task Manager. We can see an amazing 16 threads on the task manager, with HT enabled on 8 cores. L2 cache remains are 256 KB per core, with a total shared L3 cache of 20 MB. This is an increment from the Nehalem generation, which featured a L3/core ratio of 2MB per core. The 8 core Sandy Bridge features 2.5 MB per core. The AVX instruction set is listed in CPU-Z and Everest as well.

SBx8 Eight Core Sandy Bridge Pictures / Screenshots leaked

Unfortunately, JC has taken measures to hide the exact clock speed, though the FSB is running at 100 MHz.

We are still a long way away from release of LGA 2011 Sandy Bridge CPUs. While the LGA 1155 dual/quad core Sandy Bridge are set to release in January 2011, the enthusiast 6/8 core are scheduled for a vague timeline of H2 2011 – the same as AMD’s Bulldozer.

More pictures at XtremeSystems Forums.