Intel announces 64-bit Merrifield and Moorefield mobile processors, signs new agreements with Lenovo, Asus, Dell and Foxconn
The first new Intel CPU, Atom Z3480 (codenamed Merrifield), comes with two 2.13GHz cores, is based on Intel's 22nm Silvermont microarchitecture, and uses a PowerVR Series 6 Graphics IP core from Imagination Technologies. According to Intel, the Z3480 Merrifield is the first Atom SoC to support the company’s new “Integrated Sensor Solution, which efficiently manages sensor data to keep applications smart and contextually aware even when the device is in a low-power state.” Merrifield-based devices (made by various companies) are expected to be released starting Q2 2014.
The second new Intel Atom processor that's made "for Android mobile devices" is codenamed Moorefield, has four cores clocked at up to 2.3GHz, and will include “an enhanced GPU and support for faster memory.” The Atom Moorefield will be released in the second half of 2014.
In addition to unveiling the two Atom processors, Intel announced that it signed new multi-year agreements with Lenovo, Asus, Dell and Foxconn. Asus and Lenovo will launch both smartphones and tablets based on Atom processors this year. Dell will introduce Android and Windows tablets, while Foxconn is releasing only tablets running Android.
We are expecting Samsung to join the 64-bit bandwagon, too, possibly with its Exynos Infinity chip that may be announced later today. Stay tuned!
1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2125; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Damn things are speeding up today. What what?
2. livyatan (Posts: 691; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
Yes..the only way for them to stay in the game is by using the licensed GPU.
The Intel integrated graphics are just far from competitive with Qualcomm, Imagination and ARM
4. Birds (Posts: 983; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Yeah the Mali series is really good. I'm just highly disappointed with Nvidia's promises. I don't think the K1 will be more powerful, graphic wise than the Adreno 440 or the Mali t-760. If it is (I haven't done much research, only speculating based on previous history), the K1 will overpriced and won't sell as well as it should.
9. TheCynicalTechie (Posts: 70; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
What in the hell are you talking about? Look at the Iris Pro graphics, I have seen people play Crysis on that (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh6RbxQahgE).
This isn't the graphics from Intel of old, they crush ARM in to dust.
3. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)
No one uses intel and no one should. There is nothing mind blowing like the tegra k1. They simply know how to copy other processors and that's it
7. yann (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)
Man, what are you using? What kind if pills? Are you high?
8. osanilevich (Posts: 244; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)
Judging by the companies listed (and the fact that it's Intel mobile) we won't be seeing any of this stuff stateside. It's so weird how dell is american (right?) yet the only contribution they made to the US market is the Aero which was probably one of the worst phones of all time