[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/12/TDE4dw.jpg[/newsimage]Good-bye, Sandy; hello, Ivy. Intel, the supplier of high-performance processors used in sleek and expensive ultrabooks, will cue a price cut on its Sandy Bridge chips soon to pave the way for the more powerful Ivy Bridge model. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/intel-to-cut-sandy-bridge-processor-prices-ahead-of-next-gen-models-release-56180/](http://www.myce.com/news/intel-to-cut-sandy-bridge-processor-prices-ahead-of-next-gen-models-release-56180/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
I will be upgrading to Ivy Bridge Core i7-3370 when it becomes available as I’ve been so impressed by Sandy Bridge “quick sync” performance and low power usage.
SB has 12 graphic cores that can be used for quick sync, whereas Ivy Bridge HD4000 graphics will have 24 cores, and support more encoding codecs.
So, the “12 hour” laptop will be $500 and the 24hr latpop will be $800 in 2013?
Woohoo for 2013… then again you might be seeing 5-10 day battery lifespan tablets coming to market as well to compete in the 2013-2014 timeframe.
IÂ´ll wait for H/Z7X-Mainboards because of native USB3.0. But maybe u can use cheap SB-CPUs for these boards