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It's now official: Intel's next-generation microarchitecture, dubbed Sandy Bridge, will appear in late 2010. As reported by ZDNet UK, the announcement was made by the co-general manager of Intel's architecture group, David "Dadi" Perlmutter, at the Intel Developer Forum currently underway in Beijing. Not that the release date …

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  1. TeeCee Gold badge
    Troll

    What's in a name?

    Steel bridge, yes. Iron bridge, brick bridge, stone bridge, concrete bridge, wooden bridge etc. all make sense too.

    Sandy Bridge implies to me something that's bloody difficult to get to stay up and also puts paid to any expectations of it holding up under load. Are Intel trying to tell us something?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      IIRC...

      ... Intel uses local place names as code names for it's projects.

    2. Annihilator Silver badge
      Paris Hilton

      What's in a name

      Sandy Bridge sounds like an 80's pop star...

  2. Havin_it
    Coffee/keyboard

    Blink

    On my small screen I read that first as "Son of Bethlehem due this year".

    Actual story not nearly as much of a scoop. No sign of the Prophet Zarquon either I suppose.

    1. Ammaross Danan
      Joke

      Jesus on the brain?

      "Son of Bethlehem due this year"

      You, my good sir, must have Jesus on the brain. Did you know, there's an app for that?

  3. lennie
    Go

    crazy

    people, intel's codename naming conventions are basically based on the names of actual places.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_codenames

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