CES 2011: PCs with Intel's 'Sandy Bridge' CPUs

Consumer Reports News: January 03, 2011 03:35 PM

Intel has made official its newest line of CPUs, called "second-generation Core microarchitecture" and code-named "Sandy Bridge." This debut, coming right before the Consumer Electronics Show opens later this week, will allow Intel's manufacturer partners to show computers made with the chip. 

Designed for use in both desktop and laptop computers, the new chips are intended to allow PCs to perform a wide range of activities while consuming less power than previous versions. And Sandy Bridge's graphics system has been modified so that, with the exception of high-resource uses such as gaming and video editing, a separate graphics chip would not be needed.

We're looking forward to seeing how well the new PCs with Sandy Bridge CPUs perform, both at CES and back in our Consumer Reports labs. Look for more details here after Intel's press conference at the show on Wednesday.

CES: Intel debuts 2nd-gen Sandy Bridge Core i-series CPUs (CNET blogs)

—Carol Mangis

Carol Mangis

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