Intel sets production date for Sandy Bridge

Summary:Intel has said its next chip platform, codenamed Sandy Bridge, will go into production by the end of 2010.

Intel has said its next chip platform, codenamed Sandy Bridge, will go into production by the end of 2010.

The architecture will be the first to incorporate Intel Advanced Vector Extension (AVX) instructions, Intel architecture group co-general manager David Perlmutter told the Intel Developer Forum conference in Beijing on Tuesday.

"Intel architecture delivers the right combination of performance and power that provides the foundation across all computing devices creating a virtual continuum of computing," said Perlmutter in a statement.

Sandy Bridge, the successor to Nehalem, is built on the second generation of Intel's high-k 32nm (nanometre) processing technology. The architecture will span the next process transition to 22nm.

For more on this story, read Intel sets production date for Sandy Bridge on ZDNet UK.

Topics: Processors, Hardware, Intel, Networking

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