Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Intel details quad-, eight-core "Poulson" Itanium chips

updated 10:55 pm EDT, Mon August 22, 2011

New chips represent 10th generation

Intel has announced several details surrounding its upcoming Itanium CPUs, which will include a series that is currently referred to by the code-name "Poulson." The new chips, which were referenced during an Intel keynote at the Hot Chips conference at Stanford University, represent the 10th Itanium generation as the company jumps from 65nm manufacturing processes down to 32nm.

The Poulson chips have yet to receive final numbers for clock speeds, however the series promises to deliver up to eight cores. The current Tukwila lineup offers a choice between two and four cores, with speeds of up to 1.73GHz.

The platform will support Intel's Instruction Replay technology, a new way to quickly resolve errors with minimal interruption. Hyper-threading has also been improved with "dual-domain" capabilities that enable simultaneous front- and back-end execution, according to a AnandTech report.

Despite the feature upgrades, Poulson processors will utilize the same 7500 chipset as Intel's current enterprise chips.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Blue's Mikey Digital

Blue Microphones, a company that makes some of the most popular digital USB microphones among podcasters and musicians, has for some t ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News