Intel Tick-Tock

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"Tick-Tock" is a model adopted by chip manufacturer Intel Corporation since 2007 to follow every microarchitectural change with a die shrink of the process technology. Every "tick" is a shrinking of process technology of the previous microarchitecture (and sometimes introducing new instructions as with Broadwell) and every "tock" is a new microarchitecture.[1] Every year to 18 months, there is expected to be one tick or tock.[1]


Architectural change Fabrication process Microarchitecture Codenames Release date Processors
8P/4P Server 4P/2P Server/WS Enthusiast/WS Desktop Mobile Marketing names
Tick Die shrink 65 nm P6, NetBurst Presler, Cedar Mill, Yonah January 5, 2006 Presler Cedar Mill Yonah
Tock New microarchitecture Core Merom[2] July 27, 2006[3] Tigerton Woodcrest
Kentsfield Conroe Merom
Tick Die shrink 45 nm Penryn November 11, 2007[4] Dunnington Harpertown Yorkfield Wolfdale Penryn
Tock New microarchitecture Nehalem Nehalem November 17, 2008[5] Beckton Gainestown Bloomfield Lynnfield Clarksfield
Tick Die shrink 32 nm Westmere January 4, 2010[6][7] Westmere-EX Westmere-EP Gulftown Clarkdale Arrandale
Tock New microarchitecture Sandy Bridge Sandy Bridge January 9, 2011[8] (Skipped)[9] Sandy Bridge-EP Sandy Bridge-E Sandy Bridge Sandy Bridge-M
Tick Die shrink 22 nm Ivy Bridge April 29, 2012 Ivy Bridge-EX[10] Ivy Bridge-EP[10] Ivy Bridge-E[11] Ivy Bridge Ivy Bridge-M
Tock New microarchitecture Haswell Haswell June 2, 2013 Haswell-E Haswell-DT[12]
  • Haswell-MB (notebooks)
  • Haswell-LP (ultrabooks)[12]
Tick Die shrink 14 nm[13] Broadwell[14] End of 2014
Tock New microarchitecture Skylake[14] Skylake[14] 2015
Tick Die shrink 10 nm[15] Cannonlake 2016
Tock New microarchitecture 2017
Tick Die shrink 7 nm[15] 2018
Tock New microarchitecture 2019
Tick Die shrink 5 nm[15] 2020
Tock New microarchitecture 2021

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  1. ^ a b Intel Tick-Tock Model
  2. ^ Crothers, Brooke (2009-02-10). "Intel moves up rollout of new chips | Nanotech - The Circuits Blog - CNET News". Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  3. ^ Intel CEO: Latest Platforms, Processors Form New Foundations For Digital Entertainment And Wireless Computing, Intel Unveils World's Best Processor
  4. ^ Intel Unveils 16 Next-Generation Processors, Including First Notebook Chips Built on 45nm Technology
  5. ^ Intel Launches Fastest Processor on the Planet
  6. ^
  7. ^ Revolutionizing How We Use Technology—Today and Beyond
  8. ^ Intel Sandy Bridge chip coming January 5
  9. ^ Intel Ivy Bridge CPU Range Complete by Next Year
  10. ^ a b
  11. ^ Ivy Bridge-E Delayed Until Second Half of 2013
  12. ^ a b "Leaked specifications of Haswell GT1/GT2/GT3 IGP". Tech News Pedia. 2012-05-20. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  13. ^
  14. ^ a b c After Intel's Haswell comes Broadwell - SemiAccurate
  15. ^ a b c "Intel currently developing 14nm, aiming towards 5nm chips - CPU - News". 2012-05-15. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  16. ^ a b "Intel’s Silvermont Architecture Revealed: Getting Serious About Mobile". AnandTech. 
  17. ^ Hiroshige, Goto. "Intel Products for Tablets & SmartPhones". 標準. Impress. 
  18. ^ "Import Data and Price of anniedale". 
  19. ^ "アウトオブオーダーと最新プロセスを採用する今後のAtom". 
  20. ^ "Intel Software Development Emulator". 
  21. ^ ""Goldmont"- the sequel to Silvermont Atom?". 
  22. ^ "venkata yelampalli". 

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