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Quad-Core Intel Atom CPUs Coming in 2013

By - Source: ComputerBase | B 43 comments

With Cedar Trail being released in 2012, we get a look at the next phase for the Atom processors, which includes a quad-core model.

In a slide leaked by ComputerBase, we see the first rumors of quad-core based Atom processors that is set to be released in 2013. This is on the heals of the release on the new Cedar Trail processors in 2012, fitting in with the announcement made by Intel in May 2011, when Intel said it would release three major updates for the Atom family of products over the following 36 months.

Saltwell will be the first new batch of CPUs, based on the 32nm manufacturing process technology and due out in 2012. It will be followed by a generation codenamed Silvermont, powered itself by the 22nm/tri-gate fabrication process. The third chip generation will bear the name of Airmont and will utilize the 14nm process. This would put the quad-core Atom as either a late Saltwell or an early Silvermont processor, based on Intel's roadmap.

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With four cores, a new memory controller and probably new graphics adapter, Intel will be able to address with the Atom processors the higher-end mobile systems. With the recent creation of Intel's mobile and communications group (MCG) division, it seems likely that this will help Intel address brand new consumer electronics markets with its Atom processors.

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    southernshark , January 10, 2012 2:38 PM
    They need to drop the whole Atom name and start from scratch. Atom has a reputation on par with a GM model car.
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    lamorpa , January 10, 2012 4:27 PM
    Would there by any way to mix some political affiliations into the totally irrelevant pro/con GM comments here? You know, to spice it up? (re: idiots)
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    freggo , January 10, 2012 3:24 PM
    geekapprovedGM has some of the highest rated cars on the market right now, soooo.....


    sorry to LOL, but what "market" is that ?
    If you travel overseas you'd be surprised on how many GM cars you will see on the roads; virtually none.

    If their cars where so highly rated by consumers they would not have been in need of a multi-billion bail out deal.
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  • 16 Hide
    southernshark , January 10, 2012 2:38 PM
    They need to drop the whole Atom name and start from scratch. Atom has a reputation on par with a GM model car.
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    sseyler , January 10, 2012 2:38 PM
    I don't think I'd want to buy a chip as inefficient as an Atom and then do worse by adding more cores.
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    geekapproved , January 10, 2012 3:02 PM
    2013!!!? LOL
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    memadmax , January 10, 2012 3:22 PM
    Sounds good on paper, but can it pirate crysis?
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    freggo , January 10, 2012 3:24 PM
    geekapprovedGM has some of the highest rated cars on the market right now, soooo.....


    sorry to LOL, but what "market" is that ?
    If you travel overseas you'd be surprised on how many GM cars you will see on the roads; virtually none.

    If their cars where so highly rated by consumers they would not have been in need of a multi-billion bail out deal.
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    amdfangirl , January 10, 2012 3:47 PM
    southernsharkThey need to drop the whole Atom name and start from scratch. Atom has a reputation on par with a GM model car.


    Whatever name you slap on it, it will still suck. Heck we could call it FX, and it would suck...

    The CPU core is still the same as the one that launched in 2008.
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    g4114rd0 , January 10, 2012 3:58 PM
     Top Game developers suggest Atom 8nm.
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    apone , January 10, 2012 4:13 PM
    @ geekapproved

    - Actually you're incorrect. GM is a big player in Asia (specifically China) as well as Australia (GM Holden, Inc.) Also their Chevy Cruze, Caddy CTS-V, and GMC Terrain are all commercial successes in the United States.
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    apone , January 10, 2012 4:14 PM
    oops, meant to direct my post to amdfangirl
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    chickenhoagie , January 10, 2012 4:14 PM
    hope they are improving the architecture on this processor, otherwise they're just shoving extra shit cores into a shit CPU.
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    cbrunnem , January 10, 2012 4:17 PM
    freggosorry to LOL, but what "market" is that ?If you travel overseas you'd be surprised on how many GM cars you will see on the roads; virtually none.If their cars where so highly rated by consumers they would not have been in need of a multi-billion bail out deal.


    you must have not ever heard of china then have you? were a Buick is seen as how we see a BMW or Mercedes. the Buick Excelle is the best selling car in china right now buddy and Buick is owned by GM.

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    kjsfnkwl , January 10, 2012 4:22 PM
    I don't see why they wouldn't redesign the Atom chip from the ground up. Atoms are inferior to other laptop chips because anything with flash brings them to their knees. And what many people use their netbooks for? Flash video, flash games, flash everything. Inflating the clock speed of the atom to 2 ghz did not solve this problem, and neither will adding 2 more cores. The AMD laptop APUs are vastly superior to the Atoms.
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    lamorpa , January 10, 2012 4:27 PM
    Would there by any way to mix some political affiliations into the totally irrelevant pro/con GM comments here? You know, to spice it up? (re: idiots)
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    cbrunnem , January 10, 2012 4:55 PM
    lamorpaWould there by any way to mix some political affiliations into the totally irrelevant pro/con GM comments here? You know, to spice it up? (re: idiots)

    i personally believe that the politians had much to benefit from the bail outs of the car manufacturers(ie stocks) and that is the only reason for the buyouts. i mean come on why else would they do it.
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    gm0n3y , January 10, 2012 5:05 PM
    *EDIT* Wow, my comment was way off. Removing to save myself some embarrassment. */EDIT*
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    STravis , January 10, 2012 5:33 PM
    freggosorry to LOL, but what "market" is that ?If you travel overseas you'd be surprised on how many GM cars you will see on the roads; virtually none.If their cars where so highly rated by consumers they would not have been in need of a multi-billion bail out deal.


    Shows how little you know. In China BUICK is considered a luxury brand and highly sought after. But feel free to keep talking about things you know NOTHING about. Europeans in general don't like American cars because a: their roads aren't generally made for them, b: unlike the tards here they believe in supporting THEIR economy.
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    rosen380 , January 10, 2012 5:35 PM
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automotive_industry#By_year

    So, in 2010, GM sold 99% of the total vehicles as Toyota, the #1 seller; those two were well ahead of the pack with over 10% more vehicles sold than #3 Volkswagen.

    Also, look at cars and light commercial vehicles only and GM has a decent lead over everyone else...
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    Anonymous , January 10, 2012 5:42 PM
    They are redesigning the ATOM, but not from the ground up. They are already extremely efficient CPUs that will no doubt get improvements across the board. Intel has promised such improvements for 2103 and beyond. I don't know why TOMs followers even comment on them since those followers are only interested in gaming rigs. These are processors made for small form factor notebooks, tablets, multimedia devices, and phones. They will serve their purpose in that arena. Everyone else can buy an Ivy Bridge or a Haswell come 2013.
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    rosen380 , January 10, 2012 5:52 PM
    STravis b: unlike the tards here they believe in supporting THEIR economy.


    I think there is also a difference in pricing-- a Ford focus starts at £13,995 in the UK and $16,500 in the US.

    £13,995 is currently $21,674, so maybe paying a 30% premium to get a US made car scares some people away?

    Reversing it-- an S550 in the US starts at $94,500... in the UK £60,605. That is $93,859, so essentially the same.

    Here in the US we can buy a Ford or a Mercedes and the prices are pretty relative. If overseas they have to choose between market rate for European cars and paying an extra third for an American car, which one do you think they'll pick?

    Next question, why do you think there is an extra 30% there?
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