Intel revealed details about its new Tremont microarchitecture at today's Linley Fall Processor Conference. Tremont is the latest low-power x86 CPU architecture and has a "significant increase in performance over previous generations" according to Intel. Tremont will integrate with Lakefield CPUs to power the Surface Neo and other devices.
Intel claims that Tremont's microarchitecture brings significant gains in IPC (instructions per cycle) compared to previous generations of Intel's low-power x86 architectures. Intel designed the Tremont microarchitecture for low power and compact packages. Intel will integrate the new microarchitecture with Lakefield processors to power devices with new form factors.
Intel Tremont chief architect Stephen Robinson expands on the new microarchitecture,
Tremont is Intel's most advanced low-power x86 architecture to date. We focus on a range of modern and complex workloads, while considering the network connection, the client, the browser and the battery in order to increase performance efficiently in all areas. It is a world-class CPU architecture designed for improved processing power in compact, low-power packages.