Intel Single-Core Silverthorne Supports HT

Silverthorne thumb Intel Single Core Silverthorne Supports HT

Intel today disclosed more details about its new low power IA
microarchitecture, which is the basis of the 45nm high-k metal gate Silverthorne
processor being targeted for first-generation Mobile Internet Devices. It is fully compatible with the Core 2 Duo
instruction set, is based on dual-code, dual-issue, in-order execution and
implements a 16-stage processor pipeline. It supports Intel Hyper-Threading
Technology too, delivers
sub-watt performance and a 2 GHs speed at one watt some time in the future.

Silverthorne Intel Single Core Silverthorne Supports HT

Intel today disclosed more details about its new low power IA
microarchitecture, which is the basis of the 45nm high-k metal gate Silverthorne
processor being targeted for first-generation Mobile Internet Devices.

• This microarchitecture will be fully compatible with the Core 2 Duo
instruction set, is based on dual-code, dual-issue, in-order execution and
implements a 16-stage processor pipeline. The microarchitecture will implement
ground-breaking power management techniques such as Deep Power Down (C6) state,
non-grid clock distribution, power-optimized register-file, clock gating, CMOS
bus mode and split IO power supply to aggressively reduce dynamic and leakage
power.
• As a result of these innovative power management techniques, the 45nm high-k
metal gate Silverthorne processor is expected to achieve a 10x lower thermal
power level (compared to the Ultra Low Voltage single-core Intel processors in
2006) while delivering high performance to run the full Internet and breadth of
software applications.
• The microarchitecture, which was built from the ground up, will also deliver
sub-watt performance and a 2 GHs speed at one watt some time in the future.

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