|"Intel Corp. plans to release its next-generation microprocessors based on the code-named Sandy Bridge micro-architecture in Q1 2011, sources familiar with Intel Corp.’s plans told X-bit labs. The initial processors based on the new micro-architecture will not aim at the high-end market, but will still not be compatible with current mainstream infrastructure and will require new sockets and chipsets.|
The first Intel Sandy Bridge chips will feature two or four cores with Turbo Boost and Hyper-Threading technology as well as integrated graphics processor that will actually be on the same die as the x86 cores, according to previous reports. The chips will address mainstream market segments currently served by Intel Core i7, Core i5 and Core i3 processors, hence, there will be a lot of different models with 65W (dual-core, quad-core)or 95W (quad-core) thermal design power. The new processors will use LGA1155 form-factor and will be compatible with platforms based on the Intel 6-series chipsets code-named Cougar Point. It is noteworthy that while the new 6-series mainstream chipsets support Serial ATA-600 and some other innovations, the USB 3.0 does not seem to be a capability of the core-logic."
This would just frustrate me if I just built a LGA 1156 or 1366 system, just to find out a year from now I wouldn't be able to upgrade to Intels newest processors unless I bought another platform.
Iron Sharpens Iron.