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

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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  • win8/linux tablets? (Score:4, Informative)

    by ChunderDownunder ( 709234 ) on Sunday January 06, 2013 @12:43AM (#42492865)

    Runs all your x86 binaries.

    By MS' own definition, uefi will support other os options (not guaranteed under ARM).

    Has mature, supported foss GPU drivers unlike every android-only ARM SoC.

    THE platform for that budget linux tablet that dual boots into MS Office?

  • by rev0lt ( 1950662 ) on Sunday January 06, 2013 @12:52AM (#42492909)

    How much room do they have to do that before 'Atom' evolves itself right out of its power envelope

    That's why they reduce the gate size (22nm). You get a less power-demanding product, and at the same time you gain additional room for extra features.

    or Core ULV parts start hitting the same TDPs as higher-power Atoms; but with much more headroom?

    If you consider current Atoms and performance-per-watt, a latest-gen Core is probably more efficient than Atom. But on the other hand, they are way more complex processors, usually with bigger on-die cache, and way more expensive. There may be some overlap over "budget" processors (such as Celeron and the old Pentium D) on the new versions, but even then I don't think they will be direct competitors (as an example, how many easily upgradable Atom boards with ZIF-style socket have you seen?).

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