Intel is Reportedly Working on a New x86 uArch, Should be Ready by 2019-2020
According to a recent report, Intel is currently studying a new uArch which should replace the present x86 uArch in both Desktop and Enterprise.
As reported by BitsAndChips; the new uArch should be out in the wild sometime during 2019-2020. With the new uArch, Intel is targeting an approach similar to AMD Zen – a perfect combination of price, power, performance, and consumption.
Intel is Currently Working on a New uArch
The report, however, also mentions that in order to save space and to enhance the power/performance ratio, Intel will throw away some old SIMD and other legacy features. This should allow Intel to achieve an efficient x86 architecture without piling on on-die resources.
So far, Intel processors have been 100% backward compatible with the earlier instalments. However, the rumored x86 architecture will be different in the sense that it will not ensure backward compatibility. Intel should be able to develop a thinner and quicker x86 uArch, allowing ICC to optimize the code for both ARM and x86.
Finally, the report states that the TigerLake will be the final evolution step of the current core generation that started with Sandy Bridge. One of the reasons to believe the rumor is the fact that Intel already took steps in the direction with Intel SkyLake – the first Intel uArch with the major changes since the Sandy Bridge era.
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