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intel atom Intel unveils all new Silvermont architecture for tablets and handhelds

While Intel’s current gen of Atom processors haven’t been particularly successful in the mobile and tablet sphere, things might change in the next generation with the new Intel processors. The company today unveiled the all new “Silvermont” architecture designed to take on ARM processors.

The new architecture is based on 22nm fabrication process that will make way for  Bay Trail and Merrifield Atom processors. Intel claims that the next generation of chips from the company will be as much as three times more powerful and five time more power efficient than the current crop of Atom processors. This will also be the first time that Intel will incorporate tri gate transistors in its Atom line of processors.

As for the release, we can expect Bay Trail processors for tablets around holiday 2013, while dual-core Merrifield is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2014 for smartphones. Bay Trail is expected to power both Android and Windows tablets. It is also expected that Intel might use its own graphics solutions on these chips this time around.  The company will also be refreshing the Atom line on an yearly basis now, with 14nm Airmont lined up for next year.

There’s a lot more about these new processors you can find in the source link below.

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