Sandy Bridge is the codename for Intel’s second-generation Intel Core processor family. Sandy Bridge processors are distinguished from previous-generation Intel processors by featuring all cores – including graphics – on a single chip, being manufactured using Intel 32nm (nanometer) die shrink fabrication process technology, and featuring Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 for increased performance on an as-needed basis.
Intel Sandy Bridge processors debuted in early 2011, and the company has since released a wide spectrum of i3, i5 and i7 Sandy Bridge processors for laptop, desktop, workstation and server computers. The codename for the successor to Sandy Bridge is Ivy Bridge, which is expected to be released in 2012. Ivy Bridge will utilize a 22nm die shrink process and is expected to offer improved performance over Sandy Bridge in the range of 20 percent – 30 percent.
- Sans Serif
)Pronounced SAN-SERR-if. A category of typefaces that do not use serifs, small lines at the ends of characters. Popular sans serif fonts include Helvetica, Avant Garde, Arial, and Geneva. Serif fonts include Times Roman, Courier, New Century Schoolbook, and Palatino. According to most studies, sans serif fonts are more difficult to read. For this reason, […]
- SATA III - SATA Revision 3.x
SATA III, or SATA Revision 3.x, is the next set of specifications following the original SATA and SATA II storage interface specifications. SATA III doubles the maximum data transfer rate for previous Serial ATA storage interface specifications from 3 to 6 Gigabits per second (6 Gb/s), enabling faster data transfer speeds between storage units, hard […]
- satellite broadband
Satellite broadband offers two-way Internet access via satellites. Your computer, through a special satellite modem, broadcasts requests to a satellite dish that sits on top of your home or business. The dish then sends and receives signals from satellites that orbit some 22,000 miles above the equator. As long as your dish maintains a clear […]
- satellite radio
Satellite radio, also called subscription radio (SR) or digital radio is a satellite-based radio broadcast service. It uses direct broadcasting satellites (DBS) a type of satellite used for consumer services such as radio and television programs. A direct broadcasting satellite is similar to a fixed service satellite (FSS), but offers a higher power output requiring […]
To copy data from a temporary area to a more permanent storage medium. When you edit a file with a word processor, for example, the word processor copies the entire file, or portions of the file, into an area of main memory called a buffer. Any changes you make to the file are made to […]