According to recent reports, Intel is now working on a brand new x86 architecture that will replace the current Intel Core architecture. Intel?s Core generation has been the king since Sandy Bridge. That being said, holidays are really an interesting time.
Intel Core Architecture Retiring: Intel Following AMD?s Footsteps?
According to Bitsandchips.it, Intel?s next family of processors will be pretty similar to what AMD has done with Ryzen architecture. Mixing in power consumption, performance and price. In order to reduce the die size and improve the performance, as well as power consumption, Intel is said to be ditching the old SIMD and legacy hardware.
The said retirement is scheduled for the release of Intel?s Tiger Lake which is in 2019. Furthermore, it is believed that we might not have 100% backward compatibility whereas the current Intel processors have remained 100% backward compatible with all previous iterations.
The Last of Intel Core Architecture
If the rumors are proven true, Tiger Lake is going to be the very last iteration of the current x86 architecture made by Intel. The next generation, on the other hand, is rumored to arrive sometime in 2019. Hence, people can expect the brand new x86 implementation to take place by 2020 approximately.
Apparently, Intel has already taken steps towards this direction with the advent of their sixth generation processor (Skylake). It can be considered as the first noticeable change since the era of Sandy Bridge. Furthermore, there will be a significant change mainly on the die, which will result in more efficient cores. In addition, it will be a much better overall x86 architecture.
Thanks To AMD Ryzen
AMD?s Ryzen architecture is indeed a surprise attack. Apparently, it really does catch people?s attention. And with that in mind, it does somehow affect how Intel work.
Furthermore, this would affect the consumer in a very positive way. It is well known that Intel has gotten pretty out of control with their pricing each year with just a little performance gains. If AMD offers a product that is on par with Intel?s counterpart for far less, it would put AMD well ahead.
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