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Intel road map for smartphone and tablet platforms leaked

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Intel road map for smartphone and tablet platforms leaked
A road map for chip maker Intel has been leaked by "Taiwan makers" and includes upcoming introductions for both tablet and smartphone platforms.  The map begins with the 22nm Merrifield SoC, expected to be released by Intel for smartphone use sometime before the end of this year. This will bring a 50% boost in performance and longer battery life compared with the current smartphone platform, the Clover Trail+.  That will be followed up with the Moorefield SoC seeing the light of day in early 2014. By early 2015, Intel will be using a 14nm process to produce the Morganfield SoC.

Intel is still trying to get inside more smartphones and tablets

Intel is still trying to get inside more smartphones and tablets

At the Intel Developer Forum, to be held next month from September 10 through the 12th, the silicon slinger is expected to take the wraps off its 22nm Bay Trail-based processors with the Silvermont architecture. Later, the company will unveil the Bay Trail-T processors for tablets which supports both Windows 8.1 and Android 4.2. This platform also supports the Silvermont architecture and allows for 8 hours of battery life while a slate is active, and will allow a tablet to be idle for weeks. It will support two clock speeds, 1.8GHz and 2.4GHz with a Gen 7 GPU.

Intel will distribute samples of its Cherry Trail platform for tablets to its partners at the end of the year, and will introduce the 14nm SoC at next year's Computex show. The CPUs will be announced in Q3 of 2014. Using the Airmont architecture, the clock speed will be 2.7GHz and the GPU will be a Gen8. By the end of next year, Intel will have the 14nm Willow Trail for tablets which will support both Android and Windows. It also will use Intel's Goldmont architecture and will include the Gen9 GPU.

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 21 Aug 2013, 00:56 7

1. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)

Frankly, I wanna see amd put out something.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 00:58

2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2285; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

Boooom!!!!!!!!! Bring them on :)

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 01:39 5

3. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

the future is bright and filled with gorgeous battery sipping devices

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 07:20 2

5. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

Intel being less power efficient than arm is a lie spread by arm.


Arm has no chips coming out for over a year that are even comparable to intel baytrail. By the time arm catches up they will be prepping 15nm chips that are even faster/ more power efficient.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 07:48 4

9. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

battery SIPPING and battery GUZZLING are two different things

when you SIP on a 500ml soda it will last longer than if you GUZZLE a 2liter soda

I swear some people failed english comprehension class

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 16:30

11. ZeroCide (Posts: 785; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)

The ARM arcitecture is inferior to the x86 arcitecture. If intel can get their CPUs to sip power instead of guzzle it they can over power ARM. I beleve that when AMD enters the mobile CPU space they can also over power ARM.

Nvidia should drop the Tegra and develop x86 to be more comtetitive. THeir CPU design with their GPU tech can dominate.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 19:30

12. yowanvista (Posts: 341; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

The ARM architecture is much more simpler (thus more power friendly) but that doesn't imply that it's inferior to x86. ARM is simply more suited for embedded devices. There is simply no way to tweak x86 for mobile devices with the exception of die shrinking. And btw AMD's upcoming SoCs will be using the ARM architecture. Comapring RISC and CISC is utterly pointless.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 01:42

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Intel isn't playing around anymore. They're coming into the mobile world with full force and by the sound of it, their next-gen chips are fast as hell!

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 07:24

6. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

If Intel made pentaband phone radios and shipped them with the atoms the sales would be a lot better because people in the US could get faster than 2g. Its kind of sad that there are no intel phones that support Lte or 4g.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 14:43

10. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

They did just buy fujitsu wireless, so this should be happening pretty soon now.


posted on 21 Aug 2013, 07:25 1

7. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 162; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)

Intel is dominating the PC market and pretty soon they'll dominate the Phone Market, Show them what you've got Intel.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 07:43

8. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

Soon AMD will be entering. Intel will be for performance and AMD will be for gamers, atleast until they get Iris Pro graphics down to phone level.

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