FUD Zilla reports Intel's Chief River notebook platform will be used for both Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors. Chief River is expected to be launched in the first half of next year.
As you can imagine, Sandy Bridge platform will be really affordable in early 2012, and it will drop Ion price significantly, whereas Ivy Bridge 22nm CPU with DirectX 11 will take over the performance lead.
Intel also promises three display support, DirectX 11, significantly faster graphics, USB 3.0, Display Port and HDMI 1.4. And of course, let's not forget the RST caching feature - a new technology that can make your hard drives much faster.