Intel excited about Penryn processor

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 18 2006 @ 01:02 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
VR Zone reports Intel was pretty excited about their 45nm Penryn processor:
Mooly Eden, VP and GM of Intel Mobile Platforms Group gave an interesting insight into the next generation architecture in a press briefing at IDF Taipei today. He talked about the Tick-Tock Model where there will be a major architectural change alternate with a die shrink every 2 years. It is to reduce the risks of moving onto a smaller process with a new architecture at a same time.

For example, Penryn on 45nm process technology will be a die-shrink of 65nm Merom before moving onto a new microachitecture, Nehalem on 45nm as well. Mooly Eden is particularly excited about Penryn and it is more than just a die-shrink.
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