Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Aug 2005 16:46 UTC, submitted by Nicholas Blachford
Intel "At next week's Intel developer forum, the firm is due to announce a next generation x86 processor core. The current speculation is this new core is going too be based on one of the existing Pentium M cores. I think it's going to be something completely different."
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structurally different?
by nimble on Sat 20th Aug 2005 13:30 UTC
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The only hint is some comments from Intel apparently saying the processor will be “structurally different” but will have no problems running the same apps.

So the evidence for all this speculation is somewhere between extremely flimsy and non-existent.

"Structurally different" to what anyway?

To the Pentium 4? That could just be the shorter pipeline.

To the M? Well, they could adopt some of the better ideas in the Pentium 4, e.g. the trace cache.

To the Pentium D? In contrast to simply sticking two Pentium 4s on a single die, the new chips are going to be more truly dual-core, sharing L2 cache and memory controller.

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