What Intel Sandy Bridge Chips Offer The MacBook Air and Lion | Computerworld

Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors include dual-core, quad-core, six-core and eight-core chips for desktops and laptops.

In the last generation of the iSeries chips, the dual-core and six-core processors had been moved to the 32-nanometer manufacturing process. The old quad-cores, however, remained on the 45nm process.

That’s now changed. The new processors are all made with the 32-nanometer process, giving the quad-cores more transistors than their predecessors.

“It’s a significant introduction,” said Dan Olds, an analyst with The Gabriel Consulting Group. “They move everything to 32nm here…. These things use quite a bit less power too compared to their predecessors. Some of the new chips use up to half the power.”

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What Intel’s Sandy Bridge chips offer you – Computerworld.

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