Not a big surprise to see Intel launch Sandy Bridge at CES. I wonder, however, if the 990X will be launched around the same time ...Chipzilla will launch its next-generation Sandy Bridge chip line on January 5 at the Consumer Electronics Show.
According to an official statement from Intel, the launch will take place at Venetion Hotel in Las Vegas. In Sandy Bridge, the CPU and graphics processing unit (GPU) will be combined in one 32-nanometer piece of silicon. Intel, already the largest graphics chip supplier in the world, will be competing against Nvidia's higher-performance stand-alone GPUs and AMDs' integrated CPU-GPU products and higher-performance standalone GPUs.
When the launch is made, almost every manufacturer in the world will come up with Sandy Bridge. HP, Dell, Apple, Sony, Acer, Lenovo, and Toshiba have all announced that they are up for it. Although Intel had refused to name a launch date, the smart money was on it being at CES.