Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Intel's Sandy Bridge, SSD roadmaps leak out

updated 06:30 pm EDT, Sat August 14, 2010

Intel plans major Sandy Bridge intro, 600GB SSDs

Intel's Sandy Bridge processors and future SSDs have been revealed in a set of major roadmap leaks. The processor info obtained by MacBidouille shows 19 desktop and notebook processors shipping in early 2011. Among the desktops, many details leaked earlier have been confirmed and range from a new, very low-power 35W 2.5GHz dual Core i3 to a primarily quad-core line that starts with a low-power 65W 2.5GHZ Core i5 S and scales up to a 3.4GHz Core i7 that reaches 3.8GHz with Turbo Boost.

Low power models will be much more common in the new cycle and would include a 2.3GHz, quad Core i5 at 45W.

The notebook processors are new but appear to be largely mild upgrades in raw clock speed versus current-generation mobile chips. Dual-core chips will clock at 2.5GHz, 2.6GHz and 2.7 GHz for two Core i5 and one Core i7 model respectively. Quad-core versions will still be too power-hungry for anything but desktop replacement notebooks but will start at much higher base speeds of 2.2GHz, 2.3GHz and 2.5GHz compared to the top 2.13GHz today.

All Sandy Bridge chips should have new desktop chipsets as well as faster integrated video and a new set of media instructions known as AVX.

The SSD details for fall 2010 largely back those promised earlier by Intel itself. Improvements to Intel's 34nm flash memory techniques will see budget X25-E drives up to 400GB and mainstream X25-M drives at a new peak of 600GB. Smaller 1.8-inch X18-M drives will crest at 160GB and boot-focused X25-V drives will stop at 80GB. A new PCI Express-based SSD codenamed Soda Creek will debut at the same time and will also peak at 80GB.

Most major PC builders should use some or all of Intel's processor lineup. For Apple, the updates will allow faster Core i3, i5 and i7 iMacs as well as upgrades to the 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pros. The fate of the Mac mini, plastic MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro is less certain, as NVIDIA's ongoing licensing dispute with Intel may force Apple to either keep using upgraded Core 2 Duos or else to drop the GeForce 320M for much slower Intel video.





By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

  1. Okonomiyaki

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Apr 2003

    -9

    What does it mean?

    Double core processors! Oh, double core processors all the way! Yeah! What does it mean? What does it mean?

    Seriously, what does it mean? I don't know why I should care about this.

  1. Telekinesis

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Mar 2009

    0

    Looking to update PC

    ...And gotta say these options don't really have the wow factor I've been looking for though the SSD's look nice with major increases in size and I've been looking to buy one of those as well.

    Comment buried. Show
  1. famalegoods102

    Banned

    Joined: Aug 2010

    -10

    famalegoods.com

    ONLINE STORE——————-http://www.famalegoods.com

    we accept PAYPAL/credit card payment and all the products are the FREE shipping .

    Air jordan(1-24)shoes $33

    UGG BOOT $50

    Nike shox(R4,NZ,OZ,TL1,TL2,TL3) $33

    Handbags(Coach lv fendi d&g) $33

    Tshirts (Polo ,ed hardy,lacoste) $16

    Jean(True Religion,ed hardy,coogi) $30

    Sunglasses(Oakey,coach,gucci,Armaini) $12

    New era cap $9
    ,
    Bikini (Ed hardy,polo) $18

    FREE SHIPPING
    http://www.famalegoods.com

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Cat B100

Cat is primarily known for its heavy-duty machinery used in the construction industry and farming, among other areas. What may not be ...

Linksys EA6900 AC Router

As 802.11ac networking begins to makes its way into more and more devices, you may find yourself considering an upgrade for your home ...

D-Link DIR-510L 802.11AC travel router

Having Internet access in hotels and other similar locations used to be a miasma of connectivity issues. If Wi-Fi was available, it wa ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News