Definition - What does Sandy Bridge mean?
The Sandy Bridge processor incorporates the second generation of Intel Core processors. Sandy Bridge-based microprocessors were first released in 2011.
Techopedia explains Sandy Bridge
Sandy Bridge consists of processor models such as Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7. Each processor has a clock speed rate of 1.6 Ghz to 3.3 Ghz, L3 Cache, GPU speed of up to 1.3 Ghz and advanced video decoding and encoding features.