Intel CEO Paul Otellini touts Sandy Bridge as the Pentium of our days. It's a 486 to Pentium kind of jump, he claims, as the new architecture delivers breakthrough changes to computing:
"The Sandy Bridge is a 486 to Pentium kind of jump. What the Pentium did was enable the beginning of the multimedia (computing) era by virtues of capabilities built into it. It was the right product at the right time. We are now about to move to the era of visualization - we may be in the middle of that movement today- where everything is about video whether it is consumer or corporate. It is going to be about not just watching video, but sharing video and video conferencing. [...] What this product was engineered for was the optimized video visual experience," said Paul Otellini, chief executive officer and president of Intel, during his speech at COMDEXvirtual.
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Re: Intel: Sandy Bridge is the new Pentium by Anonymous on Sunday, November 21 2010 @ 16:12:55 CET
I don't know if I'd call it that revolutionary, but it does come with 20% increase in core speed and a 67% increase in memory bandwidth all within the same heat envelope and while using less power than before.
It's a very good chip to say the least. I think half the reason Intel is going to have a down Q4 is because people are waiting for these chips. If it dropped early they'd probably have a booming year.