Rumor: Sandy Bridge processors to retain Core i branding

By Jos
Jul 12, 2010
  1. Intel is expected to release its next-gen Sandy Bridge processors by early January 2011. According to Expreview, the new parts should retain the current Core i3, i5 and i7 brands but appended by a 2000-series model number signify the new architecture. So, for example, the Sandy Bridge equivalent of a Core i7 870 might be called the Core i7 2870.

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  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,181   +411

    Wouldn't that be prepended with a 2000-series model?
  3. Modena

    Modena TS Enthusiast Posts: 142

    Damn another new socket.... i series will then have 3 different socket types.
  4. cardriverx

    cardriverx TS Rookie Posts: 82

    4 if you count lga 2011. wtf intel.
  5. thatguyandrew92

    thatguyandrew92 TS Rookie Posts: 118

    I thought LGA 1366 was supposed to last a long time. oh well
  6. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,864   +1,203

    By the time LGA 2011/Socket R (Sandy Bridge B2) comes out, LGA1366 will be three years old. I guess you think that the day LGA 2011 launches, X58/LGA 1366 will stop being used...just like LGA 775 stopped being used when LGA 1366 was intoduced in Nov 2008......oh wait.

    Retaining the same socket isn't a problem if you never plan to upgrade the feature set or architecture of the CPU's that sit in it.
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