Sandy Bridge, formerly Gesher, is the codename for a processor microarchitecture developed by Intel as the successor to Nehalem. Based on the 32 nm process, development began in 2005 at Intel's Israel Development Center in Haifa. Processors based on this architecture are marketed as the second generation of the Core i series and were announced on January 3, 2011. They are available from January 9, 2011 and onwards depending on market segment
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