April 6, 2006

Intel's next-generation microarchitecture

Over a year ago at the Fall 2005 Intel Developer Forum, Intel formally announced that they would be dropping the Pentium 4's Netburst microarchitecture in favor of a brand new, more power-efficient microarchitecture that would carry the company's entire x86 product line, from laptops up through Xeon servers, into the next decade. Not since April of 2001, when Netburst arrived on the scene to replace the P6 microarchitecture that powered the Pentium Pro, Pentium II, and Pentium III, have all segments of Intel's x86 processor line used the same microarchitecture.

Link: arstechnica.com

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