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Intel Release Latest Innovation

Intel has today revealed its latest chip which analysts predict will make a huge splash in the market place.

The new chip, code named 'Sandy Bridge' is Intel's first to merge a microprocessor and graphics processor onto a single chip.

The chip is designed to save the time it takes for images to be produced and as a result, the hardware giant is hopeful that the product will win round both PC vendors and consumers.

Paul Otellini, Chief executive of Intel says, "Sandy Bridge will revolutionise PCs again. One single chip, we've put in place all the critical capabilities for computing. This is a very important chip for Intel."

Putting two processors together will significantly reduce the time it takes for images to be produced and will save battery and power consumption.

Sandy Bridge is predicted to cause problems for the company's rival Nvidia, the stand-alone graphic chips. However, Nvidia has today released a statement saying that they are not concerned about the new chip.

Jim McGregor of research firm In-Stat says, "It's hard to tell what will shake down because we haven't seen the performance benchmarks or specs from Sandy Bridge.

"If it migrates all the way up to main stream computing, it just leaves that high end which is a very small percentage of the market, then you have to say this is a huge concern for Nvidia."

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