Sandy Bridge hits retail on January 9th 2011

Intel’s Sandy Bridge, Core 2011 series / Core ix 2000, has long been anticipated for a release around CES 2011 time. SemiAccurate has the final dates. The LGA1155 Sandy Bridge CPUs will be announced and unveiled right before CES 2011 – between January 3rd and January 5th. SemiAccurate suggests a date of January 5th. Wide availability, however, will be on January 9th.

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Intel’s Sandy Bridge, Core 2011 series / Core ix 2000, has long been
anticipated for a release around CES 2011 time. SemiAccurate has the
final dates. The LGA1155 Sandy Bridge CPUs will be announced and
unveiled right before CES 2011 – between January 3rd and January 5th.
SemiAccurate suggests a date of January 5th. Wide availability, however,
will be on January 9th.

As is normal procedure, we can expect several leaks by December 2010. Especially in the South East Asian countries, we have seen Intel CPUs widely available to consumers up to a month before official release.

Netbooks and nettops based on AMD’s Ontario/Zacate Fusion APUs are also expected to release early in 2011, though it is not clear if or when Zacate APU / Brazos platform will be released on retail. Of course, Ontario/Zacate are released to OEMs in late 2010. The next big release will be Llano, scheduled for some time in Q1 2011. Followed by enthusiast six/eight core LGA2011 Sandy Bridge CPUs (maybe in Q3 2011) and finally AMD’s next-gen Bulldozer. 2011 is surely turning out to be a major year for the CPU world.

Reference: SemiAccurate

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