Leaked “Intel”: Sandy Bridge and SSDs by Intel
Another leakage alert--and this time, it is on Intel's Sandy Bridge processors and Solid-State Drives.
Here is the latest “Intel”: a pair of Intel roadmap images have been leaked, giving away serious details about the Nehalem’s successor-processor, Sandy Bridge, and the hardware-kicking SSDs. Let us ourselves delve into some of these details.
Nineteen notebook and desktop processors are soon to ship in 2011. Several “very low-power” choices, from dual-cores to quad-cores, come first on the lineup.
Here are the upgrades:
There are only a few minor upgrades made to the existing lines. Dual Core i5 hits 2.5 and 2.6 GHz, while dual Core i7 goes up to 2.7 GHz. Quad-cores still run incompatible with portable notebooks, and is effective for now in desktops because of its “energy-hungry” characteristic.
As with SSDs, the leaked roadmap only confirms Intel’s plans to release them by the fourth quarter of 2010. The X25-E drive capacity now goes up to 400GB, while the X25-M lines increased to 600GB. The X18-M expands with an additional 160 GB. The company’s PCI Express SS dubbed as “Soda Creek” will also be launching at 80GB.View Article Source »