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Info On Intel Bay Trail 22nm Atom Platform Shows Out-of-Order Design 107

Posted by Soulskill
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MojoKid writes "New leaked info from Intel sheds light on how the company's 2014 platforms will challenge ARM products in the ultra light, low power market. At present, the company's efforts in the segment are anchored by Cedar Trail, the 32nm dual-core platform that launched a year ago. To date, all of Intel's platform updates for Atom have focused on lowering power consumption and ramping SoC integration rather than focusing on performance — but Bay Trail will change that. Bay Trail moves Atom to a quad-core, 22nm, out-of-order design. It significantly accelerates the CPU core with burst modes of up to 2.7GHz, and it'll be the first Atom to feature Intel's own graphics processor instead of a licensed core from Imagination Technologies."
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Info On Intel Bay Trail 22nm Atom Platform Shows Out-of-Order Design

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  • by Billly Gates (198444) on Sunday January 06, 2013 @01:25AM (#42493065) Journal

    The imagination technology drivers aren't open source, which was a big issue. Moving to an Intel video board means that it will be released as free software (unless Intel changes its policy which is very unlikely). That's a very good news for the open source platforms!

    Call my cynical with these. Intels clover is not Windows 7 compatible, and the previous are not Windows 8 compatible [neowin.net]. If intel is blowing off Windows 7 without working drivers for their newest chipsets what makes you think they will support Linux either?

    They want you to blow extra $$$ for an icore5 that you do not need, and are trying to make this for tablets and phones only to stop ARM.

  • by uvajed_ekil (914487) on Sunday January 06, 2013 @01:42AM (#42493129)
    I think it is clear that with the Core line Intel has finally ended and won the x86 war, so it is only logical for them to begin to focus more on ARM's market. AMD is all but defeated, I am sad to say, and demand for ever-faster desktop and traditional laptop uber-CPUs has died off. I think I speak for a lot of slashdotters when I say we still enjoy the ultimate app performance, immersive gaming experience, and ridiculous storage and networking options that desktops can deliver, and don't mind lugging around a "huge" 6-pound laptop with a 15"-17" screen. But that is not where the greatest demand lies right now. Intel is lagging in the tablet and ultra-mobile market segments so their continued Atom progress is not unexpected and, to be honest, it looks pretty intriguing (which is high praise coming from a longtime Intel hater!).

    They will probably not need to compete dollar for dollar on price as long as they can deliver superior performance, but they will have to close the gap somewhat. ARM SoC's, etc. aren't going away any time soon, especially on the lower end (ain't gonna see any $79 Intel tablets), but I think Intel are finally getting their shiz together to challenge the likes of the Tegra line, at least.

    If you want to see Intel push the envelope with Core or a successor, they might need some competition. There is no one to push them to innovate there, and no excitement (i.e. $$$ rolling in).
  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 06, 2013 @01:59AM (#42493175)

    AMD wasn't defeated, they committed suicide by laying off engineers to help the bottom line in the short term. Naturally they're finding that is deadly in the long term.

  • by QuietLagoon (813062) on Sunday January 06, 2013 @02:53AM (#42493367)

    New leaked info from Intel sheds light on how the company's 2014 platforms will challenge ARM products in the ultra light, low power market.

    Intel is using the tactic perfected by Microsoft, i.e., compare your product plans from two or so years in the future with the current products of your competitor, and then say how much better your envisioned products are.

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    Intel is behind the 8-ball in the low power market space, and this is nothing less than a move of desperation on Intel's part.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 06, 2013 @12:08PM (#42495853)

    Also the CPU is growing less important. Strangely, a lot of people like to play games on their tablets so GPU performance is more important. So is hardware accelerated video decode. Neither requires a fast CPU. Neither does having a lighter tablet nor a better display. These days battery life is more dependent on wireless performance and the kind of display you have. Oh, and as tablets slowly replace desktops as the main computing device, people will demand more storage and RAM. So people are willing demanding better GPUs displays, wireless, RAM, NAND, weight, battery life and price over CPU performance. I forgot to mention screen size.

    I have an iPad. Personally, I'd like to see larger screens, more storage, lower prices, and GPS in the wifi model. Also wish Apple wouldn't cripple competing browsers from having their own Javascript engine over BS security reasons. CPU performance? It's better than my old laptop.

    Look at how well the iPad mini sold. All because it's so light and the price is low. Nobody gave a shit that it had a slower CPU than the iPad.

    Intel is fucked.

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