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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  • ProDigit - Friday, January 07, 2011 - link

    I hope intel sees this comment,
    it would have been nice to allow both graphic plugs to be working,
    eg:
    on the integrated graphics card, I will have windows open, messenger, excell, internet, on a primary monitor
    on the discrete I could play a game on the secondary monitor

    or,
    on the discrete I could play a game, while on the integrated I could have a dashboard of the game open, like inventory tab, hull dashboard, or backpack on first shooter games...

    or,
    I had hoped that it was at least possible to use dual screen monitors, for office work.

    It's a pitty one of the graphics disable, because not in all cases does the user want to switch between them.
    It'd be nice to have a driver update that would allow dual monitor setups like this with a discrete graphics card.
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  • mindless1 - Sunday, January 09, 2011 - link

    What gaming video card would you use that doesn't already support dual monitors, some even more? I see no point in these three scenarios for the integrated video to be operational. If on the other hand you wanted to simultaneously use 4 monitors or more... Reply
  • mlavacot - Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - link

    Okay, I have some good news and some bad news. We actually do support the use of both Processor graphics and discrete graphics at the same time with the new Sandy Bridge processors. This is with respect to having two displays working at the same time. Also, in this configuration, you can use the Quick Sync feature that allows you to transcode video REALLY fast. The bad news is if you only connect one monitor to the discrete and nothing to the Processor graphics, you cannot use the Quick Sync feature. We are working on a solution to offer this capability as well. Reply

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