Intel ships first Celeron chip based on Sandy Bridge

Intel's Sandy Bridge processor has proven to be a hot seller and a strong performer in both the desktop and laptop space. Now, Intel treats us with the very first Celeron chip based on the Sandy Bridge architecture.

AMD's Llano could heat up chip war with Intel

Think Intel's new Sandy Bridge processors were entering the chipset market without direct competition? Think again. The processor competition will heat up as Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is set to compete in the market with its new line of processors that will rival Intel's Sandy Bridge chips.

Intel discovers Sandy Bridge chipset flaw

Intel's latest generation of chipsets supporting the new Sandy Bridge processors suffer from a potentially serious flaw where the SATA ports could degrade over time:

    Intel discovered a design issue in the 6-Series chipset, which is code-named Cougar Point, and is used in systems with Sandy Bridge processors, which started shipping on Jan. 9. Intel said the Serial-ATA (SATA) ports within the chipsets could degrade over time, which could impact performance or functionality of storage devices such as hard drives.

Intel will deliver an updated version of the 6-series chipset in late February.

Intel Sandy Bridge many-core secret sauce

During the coming-out party for Intel's Sandy Bridge microarchitecture at Chipzilla's developer shindig in San Francisco this week, two magic words were repeatedly invoked in tech session after tech session: "modular" and "scalable". Key to those Holy Grails of architectural flexibility is the architecture's ring interconnect.

"We have a very modular architecture," said senior principal engineer Opher Kahn at one session. "This ring architecture is laid out in such a way that we can easily add and remove cores as necessary. The graphics can also have different versions."