Intel's New Architecture Details Revealed

Immediately following the slightly disappointing keynote, Intel revealed a few more details about their next-generation microprocessor architecture. As of now, the new architecture doesn't have a name, but we've got some of its features now.

Intel has come out and said that the next-gen microarchitecture will be a unified architecture, combining the lessons learned from the Pentium 4's NetBurst and Pentium M's Banias architectures. To put it bluntly, the next-generation microprocessor architecture borrows the FSB and 64-bit capabilities of NetBurst and combines it with the power saving features of the Pentium M platform. Features like virtualization and security will also be a part of the new architecture.

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