"You would look at a major micro-architecture like the Pentium 4 and it is typically five to eight years that you would operate on that same micro-architecture until you would introduce a major new one," Gelsinger told PC Advisor. "So while I expect that timeline to be fairly similar, we have not laid out a specific new major micro-architecture step that we will be taking.
"Desktops today are 75 to 100 watts, and when you go to handheld devices you are typically operating at less than 1 watt," he added. "Obviously, you are optimising the design for different criteria. So today, if I was going to look at a StrongArm or XScale core, could I create a 2GHz or 3GHz XScale today? Absolutely. Could I do so and deliver the best trade-off of power and performance inside a 1-watt envelope? No. You tend to design the chips differently to live inside different devices." µ
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