Sounds like VIA is right after all...

Article: The Incredible Shrinking CPU
By: Paul DeMone (pdemone.delete@this.igs.net), June 28, 2004 8:53 am
Room: Moderated Discussions
Michael S (already5chosen@yahoo.com) on 6/28/04 wrote:
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>So I misread badly.
>I interpreted you conclusion as:
>Step 1. .065um-.045um
>Get rid of "excessive superscalarity" i.e. don't replicate identical functional units.

?

>Step 2. .045um and down
>Get rid of superscalarity, but not necesserily of dataflow OOE stuff and registers renaming.

Huh? The mechanics of OOOE is far more complex than
that of basic superscalar execution. Consider which
came first as CPU compelxity ramped.

>
>Both steps make ISA less relevant than ever.
>

LOL, compare the CPU complexity of Pentium and Alpha
EV4. Both are two way in order superscalars.
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