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Intel Atom Bay Trail: the first new Atom in five years
The end for the old Atom
Intel has in the past five years to get to know. Many of its Atom processor The chip was ever developed for netbooks. When it appeared that that category slowly died, Intel decided to build the chips used in tablets and smartphones. That worked partly. There is a handful of phones and tablets with Intel hardware released, but the company has not yet broken. Especially on the Android Market The arrival of Windows 8 tablets until the end of 2012 led a resurgence in the last Atom sell.
Bay Trail All these years is the basis of Atom hardly changed. The original processor design from 2008, called Bonnell, has over the years here and there refined, but major changes in architecture level found no place. Intel worked mainly on reducing the size of the chip. There was also tinkering with the GPU side and energy. The old Bonnell Atom is now fully developed and completely milked, Intel can have anything any more.
Time for a successor and so coming this fall in the form of a new processor design that will be used in different system on a chip for both tablets and smartphones. The new architecture is called Silver Mont early 2014 and will take place in the Merrifield-soc its way to smartphones. This autumn, the Bay Trail-socs for tablets and cheap notebooks already out.
In this article we focus on the Bay Trail-soc and we look at the various soc variants, the new processor architecture, the new Intel GPU and the improvements in terms of energy use has been made.Viewing:-322
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