Bij Penstar Systems hebben ze een artikel in elkaar gedraaid over de toekomstige processors van Intel. Hieronder heb je wat info over de P7 "Willamette".
Willamette is the code name for Intelís 7th generation chip. The P7 chip was actually supposed to have been released in early 1999 and finally retire the aging P6 architecture. Political infighting, loss of personnel, and other assorted reasons have led to not only the P7 chip to be delayed, but also the high end IA-64 based chip Merced (now Itanium). Both chips were supposed to have been released by now, but the above stated problems along with major technical and software hurdles have conspired to make Intel miss a large portion of deadlines with these two new architectures.
When Intel engineers attended the Athlon dinner in June of 1999, they were visibly shaken and taken aback by the presentation and the performance of the Athlon processor. Rumors soon circulated that the design for the P7 was thrown out and a new design was commenced. Many rumors abounded that the P7 was based off the Itanium, but that no longer looks to be the case. What is speculated is that the P7 will look a lot like the Athlon, but will have many tweaks and optimiztions that it will be faster per clock than the Athlon. There are several things that we can deduce from this and the upcoming architecture.
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