Continued Support for Itanium

As we've mentioned in the past, Intel isn't going to be dropping Itanium or IA-64 anytime soon in spite of the misconceptions that are floating around. As a testament to their commitment to the technology, Intel was a bit more open with some of the future IA-64 products that will replace Itanium:

McKinley - The successor to Itanium is pretty well known already. McKinley has been in pilot systems since late last year and is already running at 1GHz. The CPU has a 3MB on-die L3 cache, an 8-stage pipeline, 2 additional issue ports more integer and load/store units, finally the CPU will have a 128-bit FSB running at 100MHz quad-pumped.

Madison - The move to 0.13-micron will occur in 2003 with Madison which will feature up to an incredible 6MB L3 cache located on-die. Madison will be pin-compatible with McKinley.

Deerfield - Also based on Intel's 0.13-micron process, Deerfield will have less L3 cache than Madison and will be aimed at the entry-level IA-64 market in dual processor configurations only. Deerfield will also be made available in 2003.

Montecito - In 2004 we'll see the first 0.09-micron IA-64 processor from Intel codenamed Montecito. Very little is known about it other than the fact that it will have improved architectural features while maintaining platform & software compatibility with McKinley and Madison/Deerfield.


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  • Dr AB - Monday, May 11, 2020 - link

    30GHz in next 15 years ..?? Lol what a joke xD clearly they had no realistic insight of the future or may be they were still too obsessed with clock frequencies.
    10nm? next year we will see 5nm but they (intel) are still stuck on 10nm.

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