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IDF San Francisco: Intel Bets On "New Innovations"

Ok, we have shed some light on Intel´s CPU roadmap, so now it´s high time to understand what exactly is to be done.

In brief, there are two key vectors: transition to multi-core architecture and power consumption reduction.

Speaking of the former, after being a little late at the dual-core race start, Intel makes all efforts to catch up with AMD. As you can see on the picture, in all segments, including desktop, mobile and server, the share of multi-core processors will grow. And by 2007 almost all servers and also 90% of notebooks and desktops will be based on multi-core CPUs.

Speaking of codenames, in 2006-2007 we are promised Raidland (multi-way servers on 2-4-core Whitefield), Bensley (dual-way servers on Woodcrest), Glidewell (dual-way workstations on Woodcrest), Bridge Creek (home desktops on Conroe), Averill (office PCs on Conroe) and Napa (notebooks on Merom).

As for the power consumption reduction, developers seemingly bet on the transition to 65nm process and methods from the Centrino arsenal.

As these two vectors converge, the performance/power consumption ratio should grow. This is further illustrated by the Xeon roadmap below:

On the final picture you can see that high performance and low power consumption converge and are mixed with a mysterious ingredient called "New Innovations".

What Intel hides behind this euphemism still remains a secret.

Source: Our reporter at IDF

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