DigiTimes claims Intel plans to introduce its next-gen Sugar Bay desktop platform at CES 2011. This platform targets mainstream markets, it includes a Sandy Bridge processor and a P67 chipset-based motherboard.
The site also mentions that more Sandy Bridge chips with unlocked multipliers and dual-core models will arrive at a later time.
As Intel plans to ship its next-generation 6-series chipsets (Cougar Point) in the week 42 of 2010 (October 2010), sources from motherboard makers believe Intel will officially announce its new Sugar Bay desktop platform at CES 2011 in the US, but the makers will start distributing their motherboards to the channel in December of 2010.
The initial launch of the Sugar Bay platform will include a Sandy Bridge-based processor, featuring a quad core CPU and integrated GPU; and will be paired with P67 chipset-based motherboards, targeting mainstream markets.
The new platform will support the latest Hyper-Threading technology and Intel Advanced Turbo Boost technology.