List of Intel CPU microarchitectures

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The following is a partial list of Intel CPU microarchitectures. The list is incomplete. Additional details can be found in Intel's Tick-Tock model.

x86 microarchitectures[edit]

Year Micro-architecture Pipeline stages max.
1989 486 (80486) 03 0100 MHz 1000 nm
1993 P5 (Pentium) 05 0300 MHz 0600 nm
1995 P6 (Pentium Pro;
later Pentium II)
14 (17 with load & store/retire) 0450 MHz 0350 nm
1999 P6 (Pentium III)
(Copper Mine)
12 (15 with load & store/retire) 1400 MHz 0250 nm
2000 NetBurst (Pentium 4)
20 unified with branch prediction 2000 MHz 0180 nm
2002 NetBurst (Pentium 4)
(Northwood, Gallatin)
3466 MHz 0130 nm
2003 Pentium M 10 (12 with fetch/retire) 2133 MHz 0130 nm
2004 NetBurst (Pentium 4)
31 unified with branch prediction 3800 MHz 0090 nm
2006 Intel Core 12 (14 with fetch/retire) 3000 MHz 0065 nm
2007 Penryn 3333 MHz 0045 nm
2008 Nehalem 20 unified (14 without miss prediction) 3600 MHz
Bonnell 16 (20 with prediction miss) 2100 MHz
2010 Westmere 20 unified (14 without miss prediction) 3730 MHz 0032 nm
2011 Saltwell 16 (20 with prediction miss) 2130 MHz
Sandy Bridge 14 (16 with fetch/retire) 4000 MHz
2012 Ivy Bridge 4100 MHz 0022 nm
2013 Silvermont 14-17 (16-19 with fetch/retire) 2670 MHz
Haswell 14 (16 with fetch/retire) 4400 MHz
2014 Broadwell 3700 MHz 0014 nm
2015 Airmont 14-17 (16-19 with fetch/retire) 2640 MHz
Skylake 14 (16 with fetch/retire) 4200 MHz
2016 Goldmont 20 unified with branch prediction 2600 MHz
Kaby Lake 14 (16 with fetch/retire) 4500 MHz
2017 Coffee Lake 5000 MHz
Goldmont Plus ? 20 unified with branch prediction ? 2800 MHz
2018 Cannon Lake 14 (16 with fetch/retire) 3200 MHz 0010 nm
Whiskey Lake 4600 MHz 0014 nm
Amber Lake 4200 MHz
2019 Cascade Lake 4400 MHz
(2019) Cooper Lake
(2019) Ice Lake 0010 nm
(2020) Tiger Lake
(2021) Alder Lake
(2022) Meteor Lake 0007 nm
Before P5
  • 8086: first x86 processor; initially a temporary substitute for the iAPX 432 to compete with Motorola, Zilog, and National Semiconductor and to top the successful Z80.
  • 186: included a DMA controller, interrupt controller, timers, and chip select logic. A small number of additional instructions.
  • 286: first x86 processor with protected mode including segmentation based virtual memory management. Performance improved by a factor of 3...4 over 8086. Included instructions relating to protected mode.
  • i386: first 32-bit x86 processor. Introduced paging on top of segmentation which is the most commonly used memory protection technology in modern operating systems ever since. Many additional powerful and valuable new instructions.
  • i486: Intel's second generation of 32-bit x86 processors, introduced built-in floating point unit (FPU), 8 KB on-chip L1 cache, and pipelining. Faster per MHz than the 386. Small number of new instructions.
original Pentium microprocessors, first x86 processor with super-scalar architecture and branch prediction.
used in Pentium Pro, Pentium II, Pentium II Xeon, Pentium III, and Pentium III Xeon microprocessors. First x86 processor to support SIMD instruction with XMM register implemented, RISC µop decode scheme, integrated register renaming and out-of-order execution. Some important new instructions, including conditional moves, which allow the avoidance of costly branch instructions. Added 36-bit physical memory addressing, "Physical Address Extension (PAE)".
Commonly referred to as P7 although its internal name was P68 (P7 was used for Itanium). Used in Pentium 4, Pentium D, and some Xeon microprocessors. Very long pipeline. The Prescott was a major architectural revision. Later revisions were the first to feature Intel's x86-64 architecture, enhanced branch prediction and trace cache, and eventually support was added for the NX (No eXecute) bit to implement executable-space protection.
Pentium M
updated version of Pentium III's P6 microarchitecture designed from the ground up for mobile computing and first x86 to support micro-op fusion and smart cache.
Intel Core
reengineered P6-based microarchitecture used in Core 2 and Xeon microprocessors, built on a 65 nm process, supporting x86-64 level SSE instruction and macro-op fusion and enhanced micro-op fusion with a wider front end and decoder, larger out-of-order core and renamed register, support loop stream detector and large shadow register file.
  • Penryn: 45 nm shrink of the Core microarchitecture with larger cache, higher FSB and clock speeds, SSE4.1 instructions, support for XOP and F/SAVE and F/STORE instructions, enhanced register alias table and larger integer register file.
released November 17, 2008, built on a 45 nm process and used in the Core i7, Core i5, Core i3 microprocessors. Incorporates the memory controller into the CPU die. Added important powerful new instructions, SSE4.2.
  • Westmere: 32 nm shrink of the Nehalem microarchitecture with several new features.
45 nm, low-power, in-order microarchitecture for use in Atom processors.
  • Saltwell: 32 nm shrink of the Bonnell microarchitecture.
Larrabee (cancelled 2010)
multi-core in-order x86-64 updated version of P5 microarchitecture, with wide SIMD vector units and texture sampling hardware for use in graphics. Cores derived from this microarchitecture are called MIC (Many Integrated Core).
Sandy Bridge
released January 9, 2011, built on a 32 nm process and used in the Core i7, Core i5, Core i3 second generation microprocessors, and in Pentium B9XX and Celeron B8XX series. Formerly called Gesher but renamed in 2007.[1] First x86 to introduce 256 bit AVX instruction set and implementation of YMM register.
  • Ivy Bridge: 22 nm shrink of the Sandy Bridge microarchitecture released April 28, 2012.
22 nm, out-of-order microarchitecture for use in Atom processors, released May 6, 2013.
  • Airmont: 14 nm shrink of the Silvermont microarchitecture.
22 nm microarchitecture, released June 3, 2013. Added a number of new instructions, including FMA.
  • Broadwell: 14 nm shrink of the Haswell microarchitecture, released in September 2014. Formerly called Rockwell.
14 nm microarchitecture, released August 5, 2015.
14 nm Atom microarchitecture iteration after Silvermont but borrows heavily from Skylake processors (e.g., GPU), released April 2016.[3][4]
  • Goldmont Plus: successor to Goldmont microarchitecture, still based on the 14 nm process, released December 11, 2017.
Ice Lake
new 10 nm microarchitecture, expected in 2019.

Itanium microarchitectures[edit]

original Itanium microarchitecture. Used only in the first Itanium microprocessors.
enhanced microarchitecture used in the first two generations of the Itanium 2 microprocessor.
enhanced McKinley microarchitecture used in the Itanium 2 9000- and 9100-series of processors. Added dual core, coarse multithreading, and other improvements.
enhanced microarchitecture used in the Itanium 9300 series of processors. Added quad core, SMT, an integrated memory controller, QuickPath Interconnect, and other improvements.
Itanium processor featuring a new microarchitecture.[5]
the last Itanium microarchitecture. It has slightly higher clock speed than Poulson.


Pentium 4 / Core Lines[edit]

Pentium 4 / Core Roadmap
Core i
Desktop Mobile Enthusiast/WS 2P
180 nm P6,
Willamette N/A 2000-11-20 Willamette Foster
130 nm Northwood/
Mobile Pentium 4
2002-01-07 Northwood Prestonia
090 nm Prescott 2004-02-01 Prescott Nocona
065 nm Presler
Cedar Mill
2006-01-05 Cedar Mill Yonah Presler Smithfield
Core Merom[6] 2006-07-27
Conroe Merom Kentsfield Woodcrest
045 nm Penryn 2007-11-11
Wolfdale Penryn Yorkfield Harpertown Dunnington
Nehalem Nehalem Previous[10] 2008-11-17
Lynnfield Clarksfield Bloomfield Gainestown Beckton
032 nm Westmere 2010-01-04
Clarkdale Arrandale Gulftown Westmere-EP Westmere-EX
Sandy Bridge 2 2011-01-09
Sandy Bridge Sandy Bridge-M Sandy Bridge-E Sandy Bridge-EP [15]
022 nm Ivy Bridge 3 2012-04-29 Ivy Bridge Ivy Bridge-M Ivy Bridge-E
Ivy Bridge-EP
Ivy Bridge-EX
Haswell Haswell 4 2013-06-02 Haswell-DT
(37–57W TDP, PGA package)
(47W TDP, BGA package)
(11.5–15W TDP)[18]
Haswell-E Haswell-EP Haswell-EX
2014-06 Haswell-DT N/A
014 nm Broadwell 5 2014-09-05 Broadwell-DT Broadwell-H (37–47W TDP)
Broadwell-U (15–28W TDP)
Broadwell-Y (4.5W TDP)
Broadwell-E Broadwell-EP
Skylake Skylake 6 2015-08-05
Skylake-S Skylake-H (35–45W TDP)
Skylake-U (15–28W TDP)
Skylake-Y (4.5W TDP)
Skylake-X [21]
(formerly Skylake-EP/-EX)[22]
Kaby Lake 7 / 8 2016-10 Kaby Lake-S Kaby Lake-G (65–100W TDP)
Kaby Lake-H (35–45W TDP)
Kaby Lake-U (15–28W TDP)
Kaby Lake-Y (4.5W TDP)
Kaby Lake-X
Coffee Lake 8 / 9 2017-10
Coffee Lake-S Coffee Lake-B
Coffee Lake-H
Coffee Lake-U
Whiskey Lake 8 2018-08-28 N/A Whiskey Lake-U
Amber Lake Amber Lake-Y
Skylake + Deep
Learning Boost
Cascade Lake N/A 2019-04-02 N/A Cascade Lake-X Cascade Lake-SP
Cooper Lake 2019 / 2020 Cooper Lake-X Cooper Lake-SP
Comet Lake 2019 / 2020 Comet Lake-S Comet Lake-U[24][25][26][27]
Rocket Lake[28]
10 nm Skylake Cannon Lake 8 2018-05 N/A Cannon Lake-U N/A
Ice Lake[29]
(Sunny Cove[30])
Ice Lake[31]
(Sunny Cove)
Ice Lake-U[33]
Ice Lake-Y[33]
Ice Lake-SP[34]
Tiger Lake[29]
(Willow Cove[35]?)
007 nm[37] Sapphire Rapids
(Golden Cove[35]?)
2021[38] Sapphire Rapids-SP
005 nm[37]
Core i
Desktop Mobile Enthusiast/


  • Lakefield (2019)

Atom Lines[edit]

Atom Roadmap[39]
MID, Smartphone Tablet Netbook Nettop Embedded Server Communication CE
45 nm Bonnell 2008 Silverthorne N/A Diamondville Tunnel Creek,
N/A Sodaville
2010 Lincroft Pineview Groveland
32 nm Saltwell 2011 Medfield (Penwell & Lexington),
Clover Trail+ (Cloverview)
Clover Trail (Cloverview) Cedar Trail (Cedarview) Unknown Centerton & Briarwood Unknown Berryville
22 nm Silvermont 2013 Merrifield (Tangier),[40] Slayton,
Moorefield (Anniedale)[41]
Bay Trail-T
Bay Trail-M
Bay Trail-D
Bay Trail-I
Avoton Rangeley Unknown
014 nm[39] Airmont 2014 Binghamton & Riverton Cherry Trail-T (Cherryview) [42] Braswell [43] Denverton Cancelled Unknown Unknown
2016 Broxton Cancelled Willow Trail Cancelled
Apollo Lake
Apollo Lake[45] Denverton [46] Unknown Unknown
2017 Unknown Unknown Gemini Lake[48] Unknown Unknown Unknown
10 nm Tremont 2019[35] Unknown Unknown Mercury Lake Unknown Unknown Unknown
Gracemont 2021[35]

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