ASUS and Intel are putting together a webcast that they've invited me to attend. The topic of discussion? Sandy Bridge. The webcast will air after Intel's official announcement of Sandy Bridge at 9AM PST on January 5, 2011 at CES.

The discussion will be a conversation between myself, Gary Key (former AT Motherboard Editor, current ASUS Technical Marketing Manager), and Michael Lavacot, an Intel Consumer Field Application Engineer. 

If you have any questions you'd like to see me answer on air or that you'd like me to grill ASUS and Intel on, leave them in the comments to this post and I'll do my best to get them addressed.

Of course we will also have our full review of Sandy Bridge around the same time. 

Update: Intel posted some of the videos from this webcast on its YouTube channel. I tried to answer as many of the big questions you guys asked as I could in the video or in our Sandy Bridge review

I'll add links here for more videos as they get posted:



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  • will2 - Friday, December 31, 2010 - link

    ok, as now less than a week to what we were told is the official launch, when will CPU specs be available for the 18W, 25W, 35W Sandy Bridge CPUs be available ? Reply
  • will2 - Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - link

    As follow on to my SB post just sent: I know last few months your reviews have frequently commented on the poor quality of Notebook displays, and ocasionally you in the spec list you list the make & part no. of the LCD Panel. But it would help if you could publish more info on WHO makes the BETTER panels, & maybe which models, also publish who has made the BAD panels - as incentive to improve Reply
  • René André Poeltl - Thursday, December 30, 2010 - link

    This is OT. Reply
  • will2 - Friday, December 31, 2010 - link

    Agreed. It is just that Anandtech (and others) have noted the all too common poor screen quality, just my suggestion more info is given on both the 'good' and 'bad' panels, as incentive for Notebook makers to improve Reply
  • René André Poeltl - Sunday, January 2, 2011 - link

    In that case it would have been 'good' to avoid OT posts ;-)
    There is no need to judge tft's as 'good' or 'bad' as the topic is SB.
  • realbabilu - Thursday, December 30, 2010 - link

    1. Why intel creating several chipset in just several years?
    too many choices = confusion on the client market. Please remember the cooler socket etc and upgrade ability..
    2.why intel reduce again to dual channel?
  • René André Poeltl - Thursday, December 30, 2010 - link

    1. They did care about that - but not the way you can understand it ;-)
    2. They didn't reduce again.
  • DanNeely - Sunday, January 2, 2011 - link

    Because the 95% of CPUs sold to mass market/business customers are going in computers that don't need the high end features, and 'mine's bigger than yours' collection of ports that will never be used; but those are needed to compete in enthusiast markets, saving a dollar or two per system adds up over the hundreds of millions that will be sold. Also intel (and AMD) can charge higher margins on the top end parts, while subsidizing the cheaper mass market ones. Reply
  • mindless1 - Sunday, January 9, 2011 - link

    Certainly there are higher margins on the top end parts, but that cannot subsidize the mid to low end because that is where the bulk of sales are. Reply
  • René André Poeltl - Monday, January 3, 2011 - link

    1. Why does innovation mean change ?

    If you want a more conservative upgrade strategy from the company that manufactured your cpu than amd would have been the better choice in the past years.
    The am2,am2+ am3 mobos were able to handle amd cpu's that were sold years afterwards.
    The six-core amd cpu (quite new) even runs on some AM2+ boards! (afaik those were sold in 2007)

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