Intel road map for smartphone and tablet platforms leaked

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.

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



1. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Frankly, I wanna see amd put out something.

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

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

3. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

the future is bright and filled with gorgeous battery sipping devices

5. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 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.

9. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 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

11. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 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.

12. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 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.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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!

6. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 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.

10. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

7. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

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

8. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 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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