A few slides showing some of Intel’s plans for 2011 have leaked, but it’s nothing crazy. Intel doesn’t really do anything crazy, just tick-tocks its yearly advances, and 2011 is no different. Sandy Bridge will get a tweaked successor in the E series, which will allow more CPU cores and more graphics bandwidth. Then the next gen “Ivy Bridge” hits in 2012.
Should you wait? Nah. If you aren’t pressed for time, wait to see AMD’s new Bulldozer platform in the next couple months; if it doesn’t fit your fancy, it’ll at least help push prices down.