Tick-Tock

In technology terms, tick-tock typically refers to Intel‘s model of releasing new processor families each year, with the “tick” applying to processors fabricated on a smaller die shrink and the “tock” representing processors that is based on a new processor microarchitecture. The “tick” processors feature enhanced performance and energy efficiency on a smaller, more refined silicon chip, while the “tock” processors typically optimize the value of the increased number of transistors available from the “tick” release and also integrate the latest technology updates available.

Examples of Intel’s tick-tock model include Sandy Bridge (“tock”) and Ivy Bridge (“tick”) and the upcoming Haswell (“tock”), Broadwell (“tick”), Skylake (“tock”) and Skymont (“tick”) processors.

Previous articleChromebook
Next articleUltrabook
Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

Top Articles

Huge List Of Texting and Online Chat Abbreviations

From A3 to ZZZ we list 1,559 text message and online chat abbreviations to help you translate and understand today's texting lingo. Includes Top...

How To Create A Desktop Shortcut To A Website

This Webopedia guide will show you how to create a desktop shortcut to a website using Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer (IE). Creating a desktop...

The History Of Windows Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems. We look at the history of Microsoft's Windows operating systems (Windows OS) from 1985 to present...

Hotmail [Outlook] Email Accounts

  By Vangie Beal Hotmail is one of the first public webmail services that can be accessed from any web browser. Prior to Hotmail and its...

Cybersecurity Awareness Training Definition...

Cybersecurity awareness training informs employees of the attack surfaces and vectors in their...

Supply Chain Definition &...

A supply chain is a network between an organization and its suppliers to...

Relational Database Definition &...

A relational database stores and connects data in tables and columns, emphasizing the...