What is Sandy Bridge (microprocessor architecture)?
Sandy Bridge is a microprocessor architecture developed by Intel Corporation and published after the Nehalem processor series.
The Sandy Bridge processor contains the second generation of Intel Core processors. Sandy Bridge-based microprocessors were first released in 2011.
Sandy Bridge architecture-based microprocessors consist of one or more cores that increase computing power through hyperthreading (HT), whereby each core can be used separately for a specific computing function or process. The Sandy Bridge architecture consists of 1-2 billion double gate transistors per processor with a maximum of eight cores on board.
Sandy Bridge consists of processor models such as Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7. Each processor has a clock rate of 1.6 Ghz to 3.3 Ghz, L3 cache, a GPU speed of up to 1.3 Ghz and advanced video decoding and encoding functions.