Intel Atom SoC Cherry Trail will feature a Broadwell GPU Architecture making it one of the more powerful mobile SoCs around. The Cherry Trail SoC graphic power ratio will be comparable to an AMD APU. The focus for Intel is the reduction of overall power consumption, boosting the overall performance to the chip and finally on the overall API support with its GPU on the 14nm.The new feature for GPU for Cherry Trail will include collection of upgrades over Bay Trail and this in the effort to save on power consumption by the chip for the new upcoming SoC.
Well am sure you must be wondering what Cherry Trail and Bay Trail is all about, in a nut shell this is a solution to Intel’s low power close “relative” to the Core series that have always accompanied each motherboard from Intel. Most of Cherry Trail’s GPU upgrades will likely go unnoticed by you the user. The only noticeable and most user-direct-effect feature will be the long life to batteries that will be most evident .This is without doubt dependent on the reality if the water will hold when the chip is put on practicality.
Intel’s power saving efforts with Cherry Trail are broken down into three features: back-light reduction, refresh rate switching and panel self-refresh.
Well, if the back-light is reduced it only means that it’s either the image clarity will reduce and so will the general computer usage outdoors if you know what i mean. Though Intel is promising image enhancement, this is yet to be put to the test if the Major computer companies will embrace this technology or keep up with the current technology.
The Intel Dynamic Rate Switching Technology on the other hand witches multiple display refresh rates based on the type of content and power policy chosen by u the user. It does this by minimizing visual impact for instance when the screen is idle or has low activity.
This brings to light panel self-refresh. This is done by the system shutting down the video processor and not copying the images from the SDRAM to the power buffer leading to additional power savings. Panel self-refresh is another feature is the graphics dynamic frequency and power sharing. This function gives a performance boost to graphics intensive applications in what Intel calls an “intelligent” fashion that is when only the power and thermal headroom exist.