22 nm Bay Trail-T Intel processor coming 2014 with half the power, 50% more performance than Clovertrail


Many who will be buying a low-power tablet running Intel will be getting a Clovertrail processor, which is the next generation Atom processor. However the concern always remains that one is giving up processing power for battery life.

Intel is however never sitting still, and MobileGeeks.com have leaked details of their next generation 22 nm processor, the Bay Trail-T and Valley View T, which will take Atom to the next level.

The Bay Trail T processor, which is due 2014, comes with a Quad core CPU and a DirectX 11-capable GPU, which is all housed in a 22-nm SoC code named Valley View-T.

The Valley View-T SoC will no longer offer hyperthreading, but rather offer an increase from 2 to 4 cores, which should offer a performance boost of 50-60%.

The processor will be paired with the  7th generation HD 4000 GPU based on the Ivy Bridge platform as well as the new LPDDR3-1067 RAM, which will offer up to 300% better perfomance and support 3D cameras recording 1080p at 60 fps.

When it comes to battery life and standby time Intel promises that Bay Trail-T consumes half as much power compared to Clovertrail, which means that x86 tablets will easily be easily seeing 10 hours of battery life.

Read more at MobileGeeks here.


Via Engadget.com

  • EXboxNick

    Very Impressive!!! I’m running Oak Trail and am very pleased with its performance! Can’t wait for the new shiny stuff!

  • Bugbog

    ARM will have moved the goal post by then. Probably with an 18nm Quad-core chip running @ 2.4Ghz for 12 – 14hrs!

    • http://twitter.com/JayD51 JayD

      True but at some point battery life becomes pretty much a non-issue. I think once you reach 10 hours it becomes irrelevant for most people. If this leads to x86 tablets that can perform well and be nearly as thin and fanless as ARM tablets, that will be a huge win for Windows!

      • Bugbog

        You are indeed correct. Now let me cheat by shifting the goal post!

        • inyourbase

          i doubt it. ARM has just passed Atom with the A15, and then it’s basically neck and neck. They’ve got a LONG way to go before they hit Core series performance, and Intel will next year release a Haswell Core series group of chips that already hits a tablet’s TDP of around 5W. Broadwell will push that further down.

          • Bugbog

            If you read my statement again, you’ll understand what I’m actually stating.

            ARM will ramp/power-up faster than Intel will be able to power down!

            Consider. Intel is only now [Q4 2012 with Clovertrail] matching the capability of the year old Tegra 3 chip! Its 2013 Haswell will (likely) only provide capabilities similar to what the current Quad-Core Qualcomm S4 Pro’s are providing. The next Tegra chip will likely arrive a whole year before the above Bay-Trail chipset.

            And again, with ARM licensing these designs out to OEM’s to fab their own chipsets (Samsung with Exynos, Qualcomm with Snapdragon, Apple with A5/6/7, etc) Intel will forever be playing capability-catchup!

          • inyourbase

            I know what you said. My point is, I disagree with you.
            Clover Trail is about 50% and above faster than Tegra 3 (feel free to google the many tests on Clover Trail tablets vs Surface). Tegra 3 is not exactly the fastest horse in the stable amongst ARM chips either. That belongs to chips like the A6X, and other A15 variants.

            And where you say Haswell will only provide similarities to a quad core S4… what on EARTH are you smoking? You realise that asides from server chips, there’s nothing faster than a desktop Intel chip, right? ARM is NOWHERE near that performance envelope. That’s why ARM competes in mobile and low power servers. They simply don’t have the grunt, and yes that includes the S4 and A15. There’s a reason why there aren’t programs like Premiere Pro on ARM chips!

            Haswell is a full powered Intel desktop architecture that can scale down to tablet TDP envelopes, losing not much in performance for those variants.

            Mate, I don’t meant to be rude, but I would suggest you
            research the difference between Core and ARM in performance metrics. I think you’ve got the totally wrong impression because they’re not even close. ARM and Clover Trail? Sure, that’s a valid comparison. ARM and Core? Lol, that’s like a scooter vs a Ferrari. And now Intel have made a Ferrari that can drink only a little more petrol than that Scooter.

        • peterfares

          The power usage from the processors can only go so low before the difference in power usage is negligible. A large screen is going to always use a lot of power and batteries aren’t getting better.

  • inyourbase

    2014? Meh. Broadwell will be out then, and not only will it smash this, it will smash anything from ARM.
    Tablet power draw with desktop performance.

  • leafcarver

    Brilliant Metro-ish site design MSNews.