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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  • mlavacot - Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - link

    and BTW, even last years Core i3 pretty much beats the Q6700. Get on the bus!
  • boe - Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - link

    I typically download TV shows which are often MKV files and convert them for DVD viewing when time permits.

    I'd love to see some benchmarks closer to my particular conversion needs.

  • mlavacot - Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - link

    We have a list of software vendors with applications compatible with Quick Sync on our website. Just search “Quick Sync” on to find them. You can then check out their products to see if they doing what you need. Remember, Quick Sync is used when you convert to h.264 formats, otherwise the processor will do the conversion.
  • blit - Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - link

    Love AnandTech.

    Please ask your videographer to place left channel and right channel audio on center stage.
    In video / film all voice audio is center stage. You currently have one mic on left channel and one mic on right channel with lots of sound bleeding accross. This is very distracting to listen to.

    So please either center both channels if you want to retain stereo or convert it to mono.

    I mention this so I, and I am sure many others, can enjoy your truly wonderful work even more.

    Best Regards
  • triclops41 - Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - link

    I don't need a discrete gpu, just something to play starcraft 2 at my brother's house and do work without killing the battery in 4 hours.

    When will we see a 13.3" notebook with an i5 2520m?
  • Xtasy26 - Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - link

    Why does Sandy Bridge have very weak GPU performance? It can't even run Call of Duty: Black Ops with everything maxed out in HD 720P. It can't even beat AMD's $50 HD 5570. Even AMD's Fusion has a more powerful GPU than Sandy Bridge.
  • mlavacot - Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - link

    “It can't even run Call of Duty: Black Ops”??? Black Ops is extremely hard to play when you talk about integrated or Processor graphics. For that matter, I still have problems with Black Ops on my dual GPU ATI card with an i7-980 processor. Activision has had some updates but it is still really tough to play. Our gaming target was more mainstream gaming and not FPS games. It is a matter of economics. Adding more silicon costs more money. If most of the users don’t use it, they don’t want to pay for it. If you are looking for a performance bar, I can play COD MW2 competitively on the new mobile i7’s and the i7-2600K SKUs for Desktop. That said, we spent a lot of time focusing on Media performance and playback quality. I think it is better than anything available (integrated or discrete).
  • fatbaldandhappy - Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - link

    I love how you ask them to clarify their title's. "Technical Marketing Manager" Blah, blah, blah. "So what does that mean, what do you actually do?". I work in this corporate world where people often speak full paragraphs without saying anything anyone else understands. I thought it was great how you broke that down.
  • RagingDragon - Thursday, January 6, 2011 - link

    Why no VT-d (IO virtualization) on the unlocked K chips? For example the i7-2600 supports VT-d but the i7-2600K doesn't.
  • mlavacot - Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - link

    We are only targeting VT-d support on our vPro qualified processors since it mostly targets advanced business usages.

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