Intel Discusses Next Gen Atom Processors That Will Power Windows 8 Tablets This Holiday Season

Intel’s annual conference Intel Developer Forum (IDF) gave some sneak peek into the future Atom processors codenamed “Bay Trail” that will power the Windows 8.1 tablets. It is expected to be released during this holiday season. The anticipated Bay Trail which  is based on microarchitecture will almost double the computing capacity of already powerful Atom processor.

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Tan Weng Kuan, VP and GM of Mobile Communications Group, Intel China, reported that Bay Trail will have 4 Atom processors which harnesses some of the power of Intel HD 4000 graphics and boasts an out of order design as current Core processors.

Bay Trail and Avoton server chip are the first major redesign of Atom microarchitecture after its inception in 2008. It will allow designs as thin as 8mm (0.3 inches) which can have an all-day battery life and power the tablet for almost a week in stand-by mode.

On the tablet side, this advancement will have a great impact. Major manufacturers like HP, Dell, Lenovo, Acer.., will likely add the Bay Trail with their latest tablet editions.

Source : cnet

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