What's the absolute bleeding edge in Intel CPU design for the next five years?
Ramane de vazut daca principalul factor care sa duca la acel raport (si cel pe care se va pune accentul pentru viitoarele generatii) este scaderea consumului sau cresterea performantei.Intel is also claiming that 45nm processors will achieve a 300% increase in performance-per-watt.
The code-named Bearlake-X chipset that will replace the Intel 975X from the top in the Q3 2007 will support PCI Express 2.0 bus with higher – 5.0GHz – clock-speed compared to current 2.5GHz, two PCI Express x16 lanes, dual-channel PC2-6400 (DDR2 800MHz) and PC3-10600 (DDR3 1333MHz) memory. Other members of the Bearlake family will also support central processing units (CPUs) with 1333MHz PSB, but they may not necessarily support multi-GPU capabilities as well as PC3-10600 (DDR3 1333MHz) memory, limiting maximum memory speed to PC3-8500 (DDR3 1066MHz),
The pictures also mention Core 2 Quad Q6600 as well as Core 2 Extreme QX6700 microprocessors with four processing engines. Nevertheless, the slides do not reflect Intel’s “second generation” quad-core CPUs that are due to become available in the second half of 2007.