November 17, 2011

Intel Targets High-End PC Market with New Six-Core Sandy Bridge Processor

Todd Swank, vice president of marketing at Nor-Tech, a Burnsville, Minn.-based systems integrator and reseller, told CRN that although the new CPU has potential to give resellers a leg-up in this niche space, it won’t necessarily be a game-changer for VARs.

"Evolutionary-wise, it’s a great processor. Power-wise, it’s very efficient. It’s definitely one of the best CPUs ever created," Swank said. "But with the price point, and lack of revolutionary capability, it’s still delegated to that high-end user niche. Most business users and casual users are just not going to use a CPU like this."

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