Issue No. 02 - April (1996 vol. 16)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/40.491458
This inside look at a large microprocessor development project reveals some of the reasoning (for goals, changes, trade-offs, and performance simulation) that lay behind its final form.
D. B. Papworth, "Tuning the Pentium Pro Microarchitecture," in IEEE Micro, vol. 16, no. , pp. 8-15, 1996.