Leaked Document Suggest's Intel's 22 nm Atom Will Include Quad-Cores
August 29, 2012 4:09 PM
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New GPU -- 4 to 7 times as fast is also coming
With NVIDIA Corp.'s (
and Qualcomm, Inc.'s (
packing four lightweight cores, Intel Corp. (
) is looking to step up with a mobile quad-core of its own, likely to counter the next generation Tegra 4/Snapdragon 5.
German hardware site
using Baidu Group Comp., Ltd.'s (
) site. That document reveals plans for Intel's
system-on-a-chip, which will use the new 22 nm
Intel is also working with UK based Imagination Technologies Group plc. (
) to pack in a power on-die integrated GPU, which will reportedly rival that found on a Intel Atom E600 -- seven times the performance of the GPU found in
The SoC will boast a built in image decoder (courtesy of Imagination Tech.), a camera interface, and support for DDR3L-1066 or 1333 memory. Also included will be a VGA/HDMI display controller, SATA 2, and USB 2.0/3.0 support.
In short, Qualcomm, NVIDIA,
better be on top of their game come 2013, because in the H2 2013, Intel is set to unleash one lean mean quad-core mobile chip upon the smartphone and tablet market.
[Image Source: ComputerBase.de]
Power efficiency is expected to blow the roof off
's modest market, thanks to the inclusion of
Intel's 3D FinFET transistor technology
, a 22 nm development that proved a
key driver of
. Price remains a concern for Intel, but on the power and performance front, the company appears positioned for a landmark year in the mobile space in 2013.
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8/30/2012 9:35:11 AM
Intel has one major advantage over Arm that allot of developers and manufacturers like.
That is Intel processors can run x86 code; and in the phone space also can run Arm code using Binary Translation, however it does bring with it a slight performance hit, but the compatibility is there.
In the end App developers don't have to do any extra work so a transition over to Intel should be relatively smooth.
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