New Intel Atom processors revealed at Computex: Merrifield for smartphones, Bay Trail-T for tablets
Executive Vice President Tom Kilroy just talked about the new Intel Atom processors at Computex 2013. The 22nm Intel Atom Merrifield, coming just half a year after the introduction of the Intel Lexington platform at CES in the beginning of 2013 (however, available early next year), is aimed at smartphones. “With the new Intel Core processors introduced today, our next-generation Atom SoC for tablets and other 22nm products coming soon, the advances in Intel architecture are accelerating the pace of innovation, enabling new experiences and powering some of the best mobile devices coming to market this year,” he added.
A reference design smartphone was also showed off with the new 22nm SoC, looking four-inch-is, and featuring the “integrated sensor hub” for personalized services and privacy protection.
There was also mention of a 22nm quad-core Intel Atom system-on-chip, codenamed “Bay Trail-T”, which will be coming to tablets this holiday. The SoC is expected to deliver superior graphics and more than twice the CPU performance of the current SoCs. Battery life is claimed at 8 or more hours and the chip offers support for both Android and Windows 8.1.