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Intel promises to return the tick-tock principle to its original meaning


Under the previous leadership of Intel, the company seriously distorted the initially beautiful “tick-tock” principle, which described the frequency of changes in architectures and technical processes. At an event this night, the new head of the corporation, Patrick Gelsinger (Patrick Gelsinger) said that now the situation with the rhythm of the release of new technological processes will be corrected.

Image source: AnandTech

Image source: AnandTech

Let us remind you that the tick-tock principle (English tick-tock) implied that within each stage of the technical process there are two processor architectures, and each architecture changes the process technology at least once during its life cycle. Such a “checkerboard order” allowed Intel to master new lithographic technologies with less risk, since the already familiar architecture was transferred to a new technical process, and the situation when both the technical process and the architecture changed at the same time was practically excluded.

Gelsinger said this week that he will restore the tick-tock rhythm of architecture and process shifts. At the very least, lithographic technology will improve every year. It is possible that the number of successive stages of modernization in this model will simply increase, although the changes themselves will not be so dramatic.

As noted by the resource AnandTech, the new CEO of Intel stressed that plans to release new processors until 2023 have already been approved, and by 2024 the company expects to become “the undisputed leader in the speed of central processing units.”

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