Issue No. 05 - September/October (1991 vol. 11)
pp: 24-27, 72-78
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/40.108548
<p>The internal design of the i860 CPU, which exploits pipelining and parallelism more than previous microprocessors, is described. The i860 uses RISC concepts and memory-performance optimizations in several novel ways. Other innovations include simultaneous floating-point operations similar to digital signal processing, a two-instruction-per-clock mode, fast floating-point pipelines graphics instructions, and high-bandwidth registers and caches on-chip. These features make it one of the fastest single-chip processors available.</p>
M. Atkins, "Performance and the i860 Microprocessor," in IEEE Micro, vol. 11, no. , pp. 24-27, 72-78, 1991.