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Shuttle unveils two compact barebones Sandy Bridge systems

Shuttle has announced two new barebones machines based on Intel's Sandy Bridge platform: the XPC Barebone SH67H3 and SH67H7. The difference between each model mostly boils down to aesthetics. "The H3 design is more traditional and all connectors are directly…

Gigabyte releases Sandy Bridge SATA checker utility

The past few days have seen some of the world's biggest companies in the computer industry announce replacement and repair programs to deal with Intel's 6-Series chipset flaw. PC makers including Hewlett-Packard, Dell, and Toshiba have pulled systems from their…

Rumor: Ivy Bridge to offer 20% boost over Sandy Bridge

Intel's latest 32nm Sandy Bridge processors will eventually be succeeded by next-generation Ivy Bridge processors, which will be manufactured using a 22nm process. The latter will offer a significant performance boost over the former, according to internal Intel documents with…

MSI launches new Sandy Bridge powered laptops

MSI has introduced four new additions to its high performance F series notebook lineup that includes the 15.6-inch FX620/FR620 and 17.3-inch FX720/FR720. The Sandy Bridge systems were first displayed at CES earlier this month featuring Intel's second-generation Core i5 CPU,…

Fun Facts on Intel 2nd-Gen Core CPUs

Around this time last year we ran a story with some fun facts about Intel's then debutant 32nm manufacturing technology. For example, we learned that a 32nm transistor can switch on and off over 300 billion times in one second, conversely it would take a human 4000 years to flick a light switch on and off that many times.

For the launch of their 2nd-gen Core CPUs (a.k.a. Sandy Bridge), Intel have compiled another interesting list of fun facts. We have selected the ones we find more amusing and are republishing them here with Intel's permission.

Dell launches business desktop with Sandy Bridge

Dell has launched a new desktop for small and medium businesses looking to adopt Intel's new Sandy Bridge platform. Despite its starting price of $599, the lowest-specced Vostro 460 Mini Tower packs the new 3.1GHz Core i5-2400, which e-tails for…

Dell refreshes notebooks, desktops with Sandy Bridge

In addition to announcing its new Streak 7 tablet, Dell has taken the wraps off a pair of notebooks and desktops with Intel's new processors. Besides the new Core i3, i5 and i7 options, the revamped XPS 17 has also…

Valve: Intel's Sandy Bridge is "a game changer"

Gabe Newell, Valve's co-founder and managing director, took the stage at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011 and called Intel's Sandy Bridge processors "a game changer." Since the Sandy Bridge family puts a bigger emphasis on visual performance, thanks to…

Intel's Sandy Bridge Microarchitecture Debuts: Core i5 2500K and Core i7 2600K CPUs Reviewed

Enter the Sandy Bridge 32nm architecture, which marks the introduction of the 2nd generation Intel Core processors. Sandy Bridge is designed to be a two-chip platform consisting of a processor and Platform Controller Hub (PCH). It incorporates an Integrated Display Engine, Processor Graphics, and Integrated Memory Controller.

All in all, 14 new desktop CPUs are being launched today spanning the Core i7, i5 and i3 series, in addition to 15 mobile processors and several more supporting chipsets. Read on for our full analysis.

Sandy Bridge processors on sale at Malaysian retailers

Intel's Sandy Bridge processors aren't due for release until early 2011, likely coinciding with January's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), but some retailers have jumped the gun. According to Lowyat.net, Malaysian retailers Compuzone, StarTec and Viewnet have begun selling several versions…

Lenovo announces new Sandy Bridge notebooks, desktop

Lenovo has announced two new notebooks and one new desktop that use Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge processors. The 14-inch IdeaPad Y460p and 15.6-inch Y560p laptops are based on Intel's Huron River platform and come with up to a Core i7…