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. He revealed about lots of micro-tweakings done to make Penryn even more energy efficient and at the same time improving performance. We can expect larger caches to be packed into Penryn cores and highly scalable too. Mooly Eden also drop hints about an integrated memory controller in the next processor architecture which is none other than Nehalem.

 IDF : Intel Excited About Penryn

 IDF : Intel Excited About Penryn

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. He revealed about lots of micro-tweakings done to make Penryn even
more energy efficient and at the same time improving performance. We can expect
larger caches to be packed into Penryn cores and highly scalable too. Mooly Eden
also drop hints about an integrated memory controller in the next processor
architecture which is none other than Nehalem.