Intel Poulson CPU specifications and architecture features

Packing 3.1 billion transistors on a 588mm² chip and using the 32nm technology the Intel's Itanium series will get eight-core code named Poulson , the new architecture can reach 6.4 GTransfers/second Quick Path Interconnect and 54MB cache, including 32MB sardes cache:
Intel skipped a process technology generation to make Poulson in its 32nm process. Tukwilla was made in a 65nm process. Thanks to the new process technology, Poulson is actually 20 percent smaller than Tukwilla.

Poulson also revs up Intel's Quick Path Interconnect, the CPU's interface, to 6.4 GTransfers/second from 4.8 GTransfers/s on Tukwilla while remaining pin compatible. Poulson has 54 Mbytes of total cache, including a 32 Mbyte shared cache.

Users should not have to recompile software to get the advantage of Poulson's new 12-issue pipeline. However, Intel has yet to complete software testing of the chip.
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Intel Poulson CPU specifications and architecture features Intel Poulson CPU specifications and architecture features Reviewed by Maherr Live on Monday, February 21, 2011 Rating: 5