Intel has already got itself a name in the smartphone and tablet realm with its Intel Atom mobile processors. What’s been so spectacular about those is that they were the first x86 processors that appeared on a smartphone. The only drawback of the mobile Intel Atoms is that they are old generation, even by the time they entered the mobile market. But the good thing is, that’s going to change, because the engineers at Intel are already working on a new platform, called Bay Trail-T. We got this information from Mobile Geeks, who also provided detailed information on the new platform that we’re going to share with you as you read on.
The first and main advantage of the new generation over the old is that it’s based on the new 22nm architecture, instead on the 32nm one. The Bay Trail-T has also doubled the amount of cores and now stays at 4, but without hyper-threading. Anyway, the difference is quite significant, as the gained performance boost is around 50-60%. The CPU is clocked at 2,1GHz, as opposed to 1,5GHz on the old-gen chipset. The new platform also supports LPDDR3 RAM, which results in higher bandwidth speeds.
Next comes the GPU. It’s an Intel 4000 series GPU that’s found inside, which is a very big improvement over the old PowerVR SGX545 found on the Clover Trail. It offers huge performance improvements, as well as DirectX 11 support, which gives developers a chance to develop on the highly-popular game engine. And not only that, it supports all resolutions up to 2560×1600, and can process 1080p 3D videos at 60fps! Sweet!
The new tablets based on the architecture will also benefit a better battery life compared to the old chip. The average battery life is rated at over 11 hours, which is quite an achievement. Here’s a graph that shows you the improvements of the new architecture over the old one:
We don’t know about you, but we are very excited about the upcoming devices that will come with Intel Bay Trail-T on-board. We can’t wait until such a tablet appears in existence. What about you?
Source: Mobile Geeks