Intel Core processor microarchitecture presented

Posted on Wednesday, March 08 2006 @ 1:45 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel today presented its new next-generation Core architecture at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco.

Justin Rattner, Intel Senior Fellow and chief technology officer, explained that the Intel Core microarchitecture is the foundation for delivering greater energy–efficient performance first seen in the Intel Core Duo processor. It builds on the power–saving philosophy begun with the Mobile Intel Pentium–M processor microarchitecture and greatly expands it, incorporating many new and leading–edge innovations as well as existing Intel Pentium 4 processor technologies such as wide data pathways and streaming instructions. Intel expects processors based on the Intel Core microarchitecture, using Intel”s industry–leading 65nm manufacturing technology, to start shipping in the third quarter of 2006.

“The Intel Core microarchitecture is a milestone in enabling scalable performance and energy efficiency,” said Rattner. “Later this year it will fuel new dual–core processors and quad–core processors in 2007 that we expect to deliver industry leading performance and capabilities per watt. People will see systems that can be faster, smaller and quieter with longer battery life and lower electric bills.”

In his keynote, Rattner showed how the Conroe desktop processor could provide roughly a 40 percent boost in performance and a 40 percent decrease in power as compared to Intel”s current high–performing Intel Pentium D 950 processor. He also discussed significant gains in the Enterprise and Mobile areas as well.

By providing higher performance, greater energy efficiency and more responsive multitasking, the Intel Core microarchitecture will enhance users” experiences in all environments – in homes, businesses, and on the go. “ In the home, these include higher performing, ultra–quiet, sleek and low–power computer designs, and new advances in more sophisticated, user–friendly entertainment systems.

For businesses, it will reduce space, cooling requirements and electrical demand in server data centers, as well as increase responsiveness, productivity and energy efficiency across client and server platforms.

For mobile users, the Intel Core microarchitecture means responsive computing performance combined with leading battery life in a variety of small form factors that enable world–class computing “on the go.”

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