Intel gives details on Pentium successor

By Justin Mann on February 17, 2006, 4:48 PM
Intel has given a host of details on their successor architecture to the Pentium 4, for calling it the Next-Generation Micro-Architecture. It will be expanded into multiple areas like the P4 including desktops, mobile devices and servers, meaning it will also encompass their Xeon line.

"We believe we'll be able to open a major gap," with the new processors, Eden said. Eden led the design team that created the original Pentium M processor, which is credited as the inspiration for Intel's embrace of low-power design philosophies and the model for Merom and Conroe.
Pentium M impressed a lot of people and for good reason, so it will be very interesting to see desktop chips based upon this new architecture and how they perform. Intel believes that this will let them take back the performance crown in the eyes of many who see AMD's architecture as superior. Intel won't be integrating the MMC into the chip, instead relying on other techniques to overcome AMD's very successful venture into that realm. Read the full article for more details.




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DragonMaster said:
[quote]Intel expects its forthcoming Conroe and Merom chips to deliver a performance advantage of at least 20 percent over chips from Advanced Micro Devices that are slated to be released at the same time, an Intel executive said Friday.[/quote]They don't say if they compare the slowet Sempron to them or an A64 FX.
Duck said:
[quote]Intel expects its forthcoming Conroe and Merom chips to deliver a performance advantage of at least 20 percent over chips from Advanced Micro Devices that are slated to be released at the same time[/quote]I'll believe it when I see it :)
mirob said:
This is nothing new, I've been following this for a year now. If you look at Yonah, it is clock-to-clock with AMD's X2. With a SLOW FSB. Conroe's 1066 FSB will push it past AMD. But that's not the only difference.Conroe will have a four issue core, not three like all other x86 designs. With all four running all instruction sets 20% is a good number. SSE4, and mrcro-opps added too. This chip should perform very good.On top of all that, a 65w TDP. The top chip at release is E6700 at 2.67ghz and priced at $529. A FX60 beater at half the price. Soon after a 3.33ghz XE with a 1333 FSB will dominate the x86 world.As of now AM2 is going slow, significantly slower than 939 according to Anand. AMD is working hard to get it working by june. I hope thay do, I would hate to see things so one sidded in july. I'm waiting for benchmarks. How will the E6700 compare to a FX62? But at $529 will it even matter. Will the FX62 have any edge at all. AMD will be lowering prices, maybe below profit margins.We'll work our buns off to beat [Intel]. --said Hector Ruiz, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of AMD.http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/showthread.php?t=2
6422[Edited by mirob on 2006-02-18 10:58:04]
canadian said:
I really hope they use the 775 socket, I really dont want to buy a new motherboard.
mirob said:
We need new motherboards. Even the i975x mobos don't put out low enough voltages for Conroe. Intel knows how to sell chipsets. i965 chipsets will come out along side Conroe and so will revised i975x mobos.ICH8 will have no IDE at all. So you can toss you DVD-RW too, and get a SATA burner. I bet most boards will have a IDE controler anyway. Or you can just buy a card.
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