We can't say this one is much of a surprise considering we've heard multiple times that Intel
was planning to launch its next generation of Sandy Bridge
processors in early 2011
, but Chipzilla just confirmed that it will indeed be launching those "second generation Intel Core processors" at its CES
press conference on January 5th. The details in the invite are few and far between, though apparently our favorite Intel exec Mooly Eden
will take the stage to show off the "world's fastest processor" as well as technologies that "enhance visual life." Our guess is that we will also hear a number of Sandy Bridge system announcements from major laptop and desktop manufacturers at the show. Of course, we're also hoping to hear some solid Oak Trail / tablet
news and more details about LightPeak
at the presser, but there's one thing you can count on... us liveblogging our hearts out!