"As Intel plans to ship its next-generation 6-series chipsets (Cougar Point) in the week 42 of 2010 (October 2010), sources from motherboard makers believe Intel will officially announce its new Sugar Bay desktop platform at CES 2011 in the US, but the makers will start distributing their motherboards to the channel in December of 2010.
The initial launch of the Sugar Bay platform will include a Sandy Bridge-based processor, featuring a quad core CPU and integrated GPU; and will be paired with P67 chipset-based motherboards, targeting mainstream markets.
The new platform will support the latest Hyper-Threading technology and Intel Advanced Turbo Boost technology.
Intel, at a later time, will continue to launch more Sandy Bridge CPUs with unlocked multipliers and dual-cores.
Meanwhile, Intel will launch the Waimea Bay platform for high-end markets to replace the existing Tylersburg. Waimea Bay consists of a Sandy Bridge E-based processor and motherboard based on Intel's Patsburg chipset. Sandy Bridge E will feature an integrated memory controller and PCI Express connection , and will support memory up to DDR3 2666."