Intel announces its quad core Itanium brand chip, code-named Tukwila, which almost doubles in performance compared to the current Itanium series processors.
Introduced at the International Solid State Circuits Conference, the company reported that its new quad-core Itanium processor - codenamed "Tukwila" - will increase computing power more than twofold, and will be available toward the end of the year. Industry reports say that the processor will run at up to 2 GHz.
Revealed at the International Solid State Circuits Conference in San Francisco, the 2 billion count on transistors beats the 1.7 billion limit on previous dies. The chip will be shipped in four flavors, ranging from 1.2 GHz to 2.0 GHz.
Intel Debuts Three New Technologies (Digital Trends)
The processor is based on the 65 nm process, sports dual integrated memory controllers, and uses Intel's QuickPath interconnect.
Intel squeezes 2 billion transistors onto new Itanium chip (Computer World)
Since the chip is targeted at the high-end server space, Intel's revival means lot more competition for AMD.
Intel launches 2 billion transistor chip (Linux World)