“For the first time in five years, Intel Corp. will make a major change in the plumbing of its chips by switching to a new design that promises better performance and lower power consumption than today’s Pentium 4,” Matthew Fordahl reports for The Associated Press. “The world’s largest chip maker will announce the architecture this month at a conference in San Francisco, spokesman Bill Calder said Thursday. Chips based on the new architecture are expected to debut in the second half of 2006.”
“Intel new architecture is expected to be based in part on Intel’s Pentium M, which was developed to deliver performance and power savings in notebook computers. It also has roots in the Pentium III processor that Intel launched in 1999… Like the top of the line Pentium 4, the next-generation processors also are expected to have multiple computing engines on a single chip, security features and manageability functions,” Fordahl reports. Full article here.
Don Clark reports for The Wall Street Journal, “Intel Corp. said it plans to announce an entirely new chip architecture, the latest response to pressures that are forcing changes in computer design… The company said the new technology will be described by Paul Otellini, Intel’s chief executive… Mr. Otellini is expected to discuss a technology foundation designed from scratch to improve energy efficiency and make it easier to add more than two processors. ‘A big emphasis is going to be performance per watt,’ said Bill Calder, an Intel spokesman. ‘That is a very big deal.'”
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