SANDY BRIDGE SPANS GENERATIONS Intel Focuses on Graphics , Multimedia in New Processor Design

@inproceedings{Gwennap2010SANDYBS,
  title={SANDY BRIDGE SPANS GENERATIONS Intel Focuses on Graphics , Multimedia in New Processor Design},
  author={Linley Gwennap},
  year={2010}
}
Intel’s processor clock has tocked, delivering a nextgeneration architecture for PCs and servers. At the recent Intel Developer’s Forum (IDF), the company unveiled its Sandy Bridge processor architecture, the next tock in its tick-tock roadmap. The new CPU is an evolutionary improvement over its predecessor, Nehalem, tweaking the branch predictor, register renaming, and instruction decoding. These changes will slightly improve performance on traditional integer applications, but we may be… CONTINUE READING
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