Intel launches Silvermont microarchitecture
Intel has taken the wraps off its new, low-power, high-performance microarchitecture named Silvermont. The technology is aimed squarely at low-power requirements in market segments from smartphones to the data center.
Silvermont will be the foundation for a range of innovative products beginning to come to market later this year, and will also be manufactured using the company's leading-edge, 22nm Tri-Gate SoC manufacturing process, which brings significant performance increases and improved energy efficiency, according to Dadi Perlmutter, Intel executive vice president and chief product officer.
The Silvermont microarchitecture delivers industry-leading performance-per-watt efficiency, he adds. The highly balanced design brings increased support for a wider dynamic range and seamlessly scales up and down in performance and power efficiency, according to Perlmutter. Intel’s Silvermont microarchitecture was designed and co-optimized with Intel’s 22nm SoC process using 3-D Tri-gate transistors.