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Golden Cove µarch
General Info
Arch TypeCPU
DesignerIntel
ManufacturerIntel
Introduction2H 2021
Process10nm
Instructions
ISAx86-64
Cores
Core NamesAlder Lake
Succession

Golden Cove is the successor to Willow Cove, a high-performance 10 nm x86 core microarchitecture designed by Intel for an array of server and client products, including Granite Rapids(server) and Alder Lake(client).

History[edit]

Intel Core roadmap

Golden Cove was originally unveiled by Intel at their 2018 architecture day. Golden Cove is intended to succeed Willow Cove in the 2021 timeframe.

Process Technology[edit]

Intel has confirmed that the Golden Cove architecture will be fabricated on their 10 nm process.

Architecture[edit]

Key changes from Willow Cove[edit]

  • Performance improvements
    • Strong IPC improvement
    • AI workload improvement
    • Network/5G performance improvements
  • New security features

This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Intel Architecture Day 2018, December 11, 2018
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