Intel is set to divulge more information on the upcoming Itanium codenamed “Tukwila” today at the International Solid State Circuits Conference in San Francisco. So far, we know that Tukwila will be a quad-core Itanium chip at 65nm. It will operate at up to 2Ghz with dual-integrated memory controllers using Intel’s QuickPath interconnect [rather than a traditional front-side bus]. All in all, Tukwila is scheduled to squeeze 2 billion transistors onto a single chip.
The more transistors on a chip, the more work you get out of that chip,” said Dean Freeman, an analyst at Gartner Inc. “With one of these new chips, you should get better performance than you would with two chips out of the previous generation.”
Intel’s current Itanium line, the dual core Montecito, is manufactured at 90nm with 1.7 billion transistors.
Be on the lookout for more info today and tomorrow, but in the mean time read the full article here.