Intel Tukwila to get 96GB/S QuickPath

Posted on Saturday, Feb 02 2008 @ 01:17 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Reg writes Intel will talk about a new Itanium processor next week at the International Solid State Circuits Conference in San Francisco:
What will Intel say?

Well, according to the conference program, showgoers will hear about:

An Itanium processor is implemented in 8M 65nm CMOS and measures 21.5×32.5mm2. The processor has four dual-threaded cores, a system interface and 30MB of cache. Quickpath high-speed links enable peak processor-to-processor bandwidth of 96GB/s and peak memory bandwidth of 34GB/s.

We'll wait to hear a bit more from Intel before squaring QuickPath - formerly known as CSI - against Hypertransport 3.0, which can aggregate 41.6GB/s in two directions.

CSI should ship with the four-core Tukwila chip in 2008.


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