Sandy Bridge


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Sandy Bridge

The 2nd-generation microarchitecture in Intel's Core family of CPU chips, introduced in 2011 and superseding Nehalem. Major features of Sandy Bridge are an integrated GPU, advanced floating point instructions and a remote kill switch that erases the hard drive via a cellular connection in the event of theft. See Intel microarchitectures.
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Intel recently announced that it had completed microcode updates for CPUs stretching back into the Sandy Bridge era, and Microsoft has made those updates available via an expanded version of the same KB4090007 it's been using for this purpose to-date.
When combined with the Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge platforms, the SX300 can achieve amazing performance on both desktop and notebook systems.
In addition to offering up to 20% more cores, memory bandwidth showed an increase of 25% percent from their Sandy Bridge predecessor.
"But if you are using a PC as a media server or a cloud client, connecting to apps in the cloud, you don't need the processing power of an advanced Sandy Bridge or Haswell processor.
The confusion doubles up when you realize that the same series of Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 have been retained, as with Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge.
The company also started shipping new Core i3 and i5 Ivy Bridge processors for desktops, and dual-core Sandy Bridge Celeron processors for low-power laptops.
3360, Dell's new business laptop gets the Ivy Bridge upgrade, making it more energy efficient and, despite being an ultra-low-voltage chip, keeps pace with standard Sandy Bridge chips.
The brains of the NavNet TZtouch system are powered by Intel Sandy Bridge Dual-Core processors.
Intel broadened its family of processors for the Xeon line with the addition of three new product suites for the Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge architectures designed to address the increasing diversity of business workloads.
Manufactured with the IBM/GlobalFoundries 45nm process, Microsoft's new SoC is actually the first production desktop-class processor to combine a CPU, GPU, memory, and I/O logic onto a single piece of silicon, and is in homes ahead of AMD's Fusion and Intel's Sandy Bridge processors.