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Intel ready to pounce with next-gen Itanium, 32nm, 8-core Poulson chip

Intel's next-gen Itanium, 8-core, 3.1 billion transistors.

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Published Mon, Aug 22 2011 8:29 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:31 PM CST

Intel's next-gen Itanium is looking like a thing of beauty with some impressive specs. The last update to the Itanium line saw a 2-billion transistor chip dubbed Tukwila, which sported a 65nm design, up to 24MB cache, 4-cores and a clock speed of up to 1.73GHz. The 2011 refresh of the Itanium will see a bump up to 8-core, up to 32MB cache, 3.1 billion transistors and a TBA clock speed. The die size has also shrunk from 699m^2 down to 544mm^2.

Intel ready to pounce with next-gen Itanium, 32nm, 8-core Poulson chip | TweakTown.com

Poulson also adds a new feature called Intel Instruction Replay Technology, which is said to add a buffer for more quickly recovering from errors, allowing the chip to pick up from the last known good instruction instead of having to completely flush the pipeline. Another feature of Poulson is that it's pin compatible with Tukwila, which means existing Itanium-based customers can just buy the new chip, drop it in and go.

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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