Sandy Bridge E: Live at IDFby Anand Lal Shimpi on September 13, 2011 2:59 PM EST
Intel's upcoming 6-core, quad-channel high end Sandy Bridge E platform is due out in Q4 of this year. Intel has demos of the platform around IDF, many of which are using its optional closed-loop water cooling solution.
I'm curious to see how the LGA-2011 platform is adopted by end users. Personally I'm not expecting a lot as I believe Sandy Bridge on LGA-1155 is likely the better value as it'll deliver very similar performance in most areas. It'll ultimately be the platform for folks doing ton of offline 3D rendering, video transcoding or other very thread heavy applications.
Intel split the enthusiast platform into two segments back with Nehalem and Lynnfield. It'll be interesting to see if that high-end split continues beyond Ivy Bridge.