Intel’s x86-S Chip Architecture Set for Major 64-bit Overhaul

Intel is planning to introduce a new CPU architecture called “X86-S” and is seeking feedback from the tech community. This move comes as the company aims to abandon legacy support for 32-bit software, including operating systems and applications. Intel’s goal is to simplify the architecture to enhance performance and efficiency by optimizing system resources.

By streamlining the architecture, Intel aims to eliminate outdated and unnecessary features, such as legacy segmentation and obsolete addressing modes. This reduction in complexity not only improves performance but also enhances security by eliminating potential vulnerabilities associated with outdated technologies.

Although no specific timeline has been provided for the release of X86-S chips, Apple has already completed its transition to 64-bit only chips, apps, and operating systems with the launch of macOS Catalina in 2020.


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