Intel Sandy Bridge
It's not really a product, but new architecture from the world's largest chip maker that's expected to make a big impact in the computing industry. Sandy Bridge, Intel's newest 32-nm design, comes with a "Turbo Boost" mode that offers dramatic clock speed improvement and enhanced integrated graphics support. The system builder and PC enthusiast crowds have been buzzing about the new architecture for months now, and Intel CEO Paul Otellini says Sandy Bridge is a game changer that will mark the same kind of microprocessor advancement that the company heralded with the introduction of the Pentium brand nearly two decades ago. A number of PC manufacturers are expected to show off Sandy Bridge-based systems this week.