Introducing the Core Micro-Architecture

As expected, Justin Rattner announced the official name of Intel's next-generation micro-architecture: Core.

All of the Core based products will be based on Intel's 65nm manufacturing process, which we've already seen with the 65nm Core Duo and Core Solo based microprocessors. Intel claims that their 65nm manufacturing process offers 20% faster switching and 30% lower power.

Rattner also mentioned that by the middle of 2007 Intel would begin their transition to a 45nm manufacturing process.

Index Single Cycle SSE and Macro-Fusion in Core


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  • Brunnis - Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - link

    So, Conroe won't be that cool running then. Not exactly shocking, though. A 40% reduction on power consumption versus the P-D 950 makes Controe land at like 70-75W, correct? I guess it's quite impressive if the performance claims hold true. Reply
  • JackPack - Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - link


    65/80/95W - desktop, server, XE.
  • BigLan - Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - link

    FYI - Most of the images are showing up as red x's here. Not sure if the server is getting hammered or if they're just broken though. Reply
  • creathir - Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - link

    Looks like the Conroe should be quite more powerful (according to Intel) than their current top of the line. I wonder what this will do to the AMD v. Intel debate... I suppose just up the ante

    - Creathir
  • creathir - Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - link

    Also, the single cycle execusion of the SSE extensions should really increase the benefits gained from SSE applications. This will do wonders for video encoding.
    - Creathir

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