List of Intel CPU microarchitectures

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 and Process-Architecture-Optimization model.

x86 microarchitecturesEdit

Hint: Intel Atom processors are in italic.

Year Micro-architecture Pipeline stages Max




1978 8086 (8086, 8088) 02 05 3000
1982 186 (80186, 80188) 02 025 3000
1982 286 (80286) 03 025 1500
1985 386 (80386) 03 033 1500
1989 486 (80486) 05 0100 1000
1993 P5 (Pentium) 05 0200 0800, 600, 350
1995 P6 (Pentium Pro, Pentium II) 14 (17 with load & store/retire) 0450 0500, 350, 250
1997 P5 (Pentium MMX) 06 0233 0350
1999 P6 (Pentium III) 12 (15 with load & store/retire) 1400 0250, 180, 130
2000 NetBurst (Pentium 4)
20 unified with branch prediction 2000 0180
2002 NetBurst (Pentium 4)
(Northwood, Gallatin)
3466 0130
2003 Pentium M (Banias, Dothan)
Enhanced Pentium M (Yonah)
10 (12 with fetch/retire) 2333 0130, 90, 65
2004 NetBurst (Pentium 4)
31 unified with branch prediction 3800 0090
2006 Intel Core 12 (14 with fetch/retire) 3000 0065
2007 Penryn (die shrink) 3333 0045
2008 Nehalem 20 unified (14 without miss prediction) 3600
Bonnell 16 (20 with prediction miss) 2100
2010 Westmere (die shrink) 20 unified (14 without miss prediction) 3730 0032
2011 Saltwell (die shrink) 16 (20 with prediction miss) 2130
Sandy Bridge 14 (16 with fetch/retire) 4000
2012 Ivy Bridge (die shrink) 4100 0022
2013 Silvermont 14-17 (16-19 with fetch/retire) 2670
Haswell 14 (16 with fetch/retire) 4400
2014 Broadwell (die shrink) 3700 0014
2015 Airmont (die shrink) 14-17 (16-19 with fetch/retire) 2640
Skylake 14 (16 with fetch/retire) 4200
2016 Goldmont 20 unified with branch prediction 2600
Kaby Lake 14 (16 with fetch/retire) 4500
2017 Coffee Lake 5000
Goldmont Plus ? 20 unified with branch prediction ? 2800
2018 Cannon Lake (die shrink?) 14 (16 with fetch/retire) 3200 0010
Whiskey Lake 4800 0014
Amber Lake 4200
2019 Cascade Lake 4400
Comet Lake 4900
Sunny Cove (Ice Lake, Lakefield) 14-20 4100 0010
(2020) Tremont (Lakefield, Snow Ridge,
Jacobsville, Elkhart Lake, Jasper Lake)
(2020) Cooper Lake 14 (16 with fetch/retire) 0014
(2020) (Lakefield) 14-20 0010
(2020) Willow Cove (Tiger Lake) 0010
(2021) Alder Lake 0010
(2021) Gracemont 0010
(2022) Meteor Lake 0007
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. 8088 version, with an 8-bit bus, used in the original IBM Personal Computer.
included a DMA controller, interrupt controller, timers, and chip select logic. A small number of additional instructions. The 80188 was a version with an 8-bit bus.
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.
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.
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
32 nm microarchitecture, released January 9, 2011. Formerly called Gesher but renamed in 2007.[1] First x86 to introduce 256 bit AVX instruction set and implementation of YMM register.
  • Ivy Bridge: successor to Sandy Bridge, using 22 nm process, released in April 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.
  • Kaby Lake: successor to Skylake, released in August 2016, broke Intel's Tick-Tock schedule due to delays with the 10 nm process.
    • Amber Lake: ultra low power, mobile-only successor of Kaby Lake, using 14+ nm process, released in August 2018 (no architecture changes)[2]
    • Whiskey Lake: mobile-only successor to Kaby Lake Refresh, using 14++ nm process, released in August 2018 (has hardware mitigations for some vulnerabilities)[2]
  • Coffee Lake: successor to Kaby Lake, using 14+ nm process, released in October 2017
  • Cascade Lake: server and high-end desktop successor to Kaby Lake-X, using 14 nm process, released in April 2019
  • Comet Lake: successor to Coffee Lake, using 14++ nm process, released in August 2019
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.
10 nm Atom microarchitecture iteration after Goldmont Plus.[5]
Palm Cove
After releasing the Palm Cove core, Intel has changed their microarchitecture naming scheme, decoupling the CPU cores from their manufacturing nodes.[6]

Successor to the Skylake core, first consumer core to include the AVX-512 instruction set.[7] (That's if you don't count Skylake-X as consumer core, which also has AVX-512 and appeared on the market 11 months before Cannon Lake.)
  • Cannon Lake: mobile-only successor of Kaby Lake, using 10 nm process, first and only microarchitecture to implement the Palm Cove core, released in May 2018. Formerly called Skymont, discontinued in December 2019.[8]
Sunny Cove
Successor to the Palm Cove core, first core to include hardware acceleration for SHA hashing algorithms.[9]
  • Ice Lake: low power, mobile-only successor to Whiskey Lake, using 10+ nm process, released in September 2019
  • Cooper Lake: server and high-end desktop successor to Cascade Lake, using 14++ nm process, to be released in 2020
Willow Cove
Successor to the Sunny Cove core, includes new security features and redesigns the cache subsystem.[10]
  • Tiger Lake: successor to Ice Lake, using 10++ nm process, to be released in 2020
  • Rocket Lake: successor to Comet Lake, using 14++ nm process, to be released in 2021[11][12]
Golden Cove
Successor to the Willow Cove core, includes improvements to single threaded performance, AI performance, network and 5G performance and new security features.[13]

Itanium microarchitecturesEdit

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.[14]
the last Itanium microarchitecture. It has slightly higher clock speed than Poulson.


Pentium 4 / Core linesEdit

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[15] 2006-07-27
Conroe Merom Kentsfield Woodcrest
045 nm Penryn 2007-11-11
Wolfdale Penryn Yorkfield Harpertown Dunnington
Nehalem Nehalem Previous[19] 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 [24]
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)[27]
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)
(formerly Skylake-EP/-EX)[31]
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 (65W TDP)
Coffee Lake-H (35–45W TDP)
Coffee Lake-U (15–28W TDP)
Whiskey Lake 8 2018-08-28 N/A Whiskey Lake-U (15W TDP)
Amber Lake 8 / 10 Amber Lake-Y (5–7W TDP)
Skylake + DLBoost Cascade Lake 10 2019-04-02 N/A Cascade Lake-X

Cascade Lake-W

Cascade Lake-SP

Cascade Lake-SP
Skylake Comet Lake 10 2019-09[a] Comet Lake-S Comet Lake-U (15W TDP)[33]
Comet Lake-Y (7W TDP)[33]
Skylake + DLBoost Cooper Lake ? 2020 N/A Cooper Lake-X Cooper Lake-SP
Willow Cove? Rocket Lake[34] ? 2021 Rocket Lake-S Rocket Lake-U N/A
010 nm Palm Cove Cannon Lake 8 2018-05[a] N/A Cannon Lake-U (15W TDP) N/A
Sunny Cove[35] Ice Lake 10 2019-09[a] N/A Ice Lake-U (15–28W TDP)[36]
Ice Lake-Y (9W TDP)[36]
N/A Ice Lake-SP[37]
Willow Cove?[38] Tiger Lake[39] ? 2020[40] N/A Tiger Lake-U

Tiger Lake-Y

? ? Sapphire Rapids ? 2021[41] N/A Sapphire Rapids-SP
? Golden Cove[38] ? ? 2021[38]
007 nm[42] ? ? ? 2021[41]
005 nm[42] ? ? ? ?
Core i
Desktop Mobile Enthusiast/
  1. ^ a b c retail availability


Hybrid roadmap
Microarchitectures Code
Compute die Base die Package Core Atom MID, smartphone Tablet Mobile Server
10 nm 14 nm 3D Foveros Sunny Cove Tremont Lakefield 2020 Lakefield N/A

Atom linesEdit

Atom roadmap[43]
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),[44] Slayton,
Moorefield (Anniedale)[45]
Bay Trail-T
Bay Trail-M
Bay Trail-D
Bay Trail-I
Avoton Rangeley Unknown
014 nm[43] Airmont 2014 Binghamton & Riverton Cherry Trail-T (Cherryview)[46] Braswell[47] Denverton   Cancelled Unknown Unknown
2016 Broxton   Cancelled Willow Trail   Cancelled
Apollo Lake
Apollo Lake[49] Denverton[50] Unknown Unknown
2017 Unknown Unknown Gemini Lake[52]
Gemini Lake Refresh[53]
Unknown Unknown Unknown
10 nm Tremont[5] 2020 Unknown Lakefield Lakefield
Elkhart Lake
Jasper Lake
Snow Ridge[54]
Unknown Unknown
Gracemont 2021[38]

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