Intel New Poulson Itanium CPU

Intel will offer a further glimpse into the future of its Itanium processor family, shining the spotlight on a new model code-named Poulson. Pat Gelsinger is expected to discuss Poulson briefly at IDF in San Francisco. Poulson is scheduled to succeed Tukwila, an Itanium processor due in 2007. Intel has been mum about most Tukwila details but has said it will arrive in 2007 and will have four cores. But it appears other elements of the chip have been changing to better compete against IBM’s Power family of processors. Tukwila appears to have fewer cores, which will execute individual operations more quickly, rather than multiple cores that can handle more jobs simultaneously but not as fast.




  H1 ’05 H2 ’05 2006 2007

Itanium MP

Madison 9M

(0.13, 667Mhz FSB, 9MB
L3)

Montecito
(90nm, 667Mhz, Dual Core, 24MB L3)

Montvale
(65nm, Dual Core)

Tukwila

(65nm, Multi Core)


Poulson

(65nm, Multi Core)


Itanium DP

Fanwood

(0.13, 533Mhz FSB, 4MB L3)

Millington

(90nm, Dual Core)

Millington LV
(90nm, Single Core?)


Montvale DP / LV
(65nm, Dual Core)

Dimona

DP / LV

(65nm, Multi Core)

Intel will  offer a further glimpse into the future of its Itanium
processor family, shining the spotlight on a new model code-named Poulson. Pat
Gelsinger is expected to discuss Poulson briefly at IDF in San Francisco.
Poulson is scheduled to succeed Tukwila, an Itanium processor due in 2007. Intel
has been mum about most Tukwila details but has said it will arrive in 2007 and
will have four cores. But it appears other elements of the chip have been
changing to better compete against IBM’s Power family of processors. Tukwila
appears to have fewer cores, which will execute individual operations more
quickly, rather than multiple cores that can handle more jobs simultaneously but
not as fast.

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