The Register got a good look at the Poulson die and had a chat with Reid Riedlinger, the chief chip engineer for the processor, to get a good idea what the technology behind the chip. From transistor counts to closeups of the die and the breakdown of tasks, you can feast your eyes on some new eight core silicon.
"ISSCC Intel has released some additional about its future eight-core "Poulson" Itanium processors.
The Poulsen chips are the first Itaniums to have a new microarchitecture and core redesign since the "McKinley" cores a decade ago. As previously reported, the processor has a total of 3.1 billion transistors and is implemented in Intel’s current 32 nanometer wafer baking technologies, which includes strained silicon."
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