The first of these two new contests asks you to guess the number of reinvented transistors Intel has shipped since the beginning of the year. These would be our 45 nanometer chips with our Hafnium-based, high-k metal gate transistor formula.  It’s a gigantic number and the closest guess wins $500 Amazon gift certificate good for anything, including Intel-based laptops, netbooks, PCs, et al.  People can post their guesses at

One lucky winner in the US or Canada will be chosen, only review one submission per e-mail address and the contest the contest begins now and ends on December 15th, 2008 at 12:01 p.m. Pacific Standard time.

The second contest is even more interesting, Intel and Ubisoft together are offering this prize.  On the heels of the Intel Core i7 Processor launch and from now through Dec. 30th, 50 sweepstakes entrants will win a copy of Far Cry 2 for Windows, optimized for Core i7 processors from Intel and Ubisoft.  Also, one daily participant will be awarded an Intel Core i7 Processor Extreme Edition. More information on that one is at

This contest will be run in the following countries: United-States, United-Kingdom, France, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Australia, New-Zealand and Canada.  The Contest will begin on December 1st, 2008 and will end on December 30th.