However, the forecasted impact on the industry may be much greater than most might think.
According to CEO Paul Otellini, Sandy Bridge will fuel $125 billion in sales for PC makers this year and account for one third of Intel's revenue this year - which would be about $13 to $15 billion.
Otellini said that Intel scored about 500 PC design wins with Sandy Bridge. PC makers have already begun announcing refreshed PC models. Gateway was among the first companies that announced Sandy Bridge desktop PCs, while the most extreme model so far has come from Origin, which advertises a 5 GHz Core i7-2600K enthusiast PC that will cost nearly $8000 in a base configuration and will be available beginning next Monday.
At a press conference held at CES 2011 in Las Vegas, vice president Mooly Eden noted that Sandy Bridge will be a cornerstone of Intel's future, VentureBeat reported. The publication quoted the executive stating that the Sandy Bridge "processor graphics is outperforming 40% to 50% of the discrete (stand-alone) graphics chips in the market today.”
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