Intel's new "Sandy Bridge" chip was developed in Haifa

The new microprocessor will be available in early 2011.

At the Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco yesterday, Intel Corporation (Nasdaq: INTC) revealed details about its new chip known as "Sandy Bridge." The microprocessor, which was developed at Intel Israel Ltd.'s Haifa R&D Center, will enter production at the end of 2010 and will be available in early 2011.

The most important attribute of the new microprocessor is the significant progress in its graphic capabilities. The chip is being presented as combining graphic core processing (GPU) alongside a central processing unit (MPU), and this will enable Intel to compete against Nvidia and AMD in the graphic processing market.

Above and beyond this, the new micro-architecture represents progress in the overall ability and efficiency. This includes a higher work speed as well as relatively lower energy needs, which will extend battery life in laptops based on the new microprocessor.

Published by Globes, Israel business news - - on September 14, 2010

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