Intel's Bay Trail, Valleyview Atom Tablet Chip Roadmap Leaks

A leaked roadmap image has potentially revealed Intel's next generation of tablet chips, which will lead to devices becoming faster and boasting higher memory capacity.

The quad-core Bay Trail-T processor is due for a release in 2014, which is said to be due for a reveal during CES 2013, as well as the unveiling of the Bay Trail-T-powered tablets manufacturers are working on.

The chip will launch in a SoC codenamed Valleyview-T. Although it'll be a few years late to the market, the chip will compete with Nvidia's Tegra 3 and Qualcomm's S4.

The Bay Trail-T utilizes a 22nm core process (unlike the existing Clover Trail chip), with Intel promising that it'll result in half the the power requirements, leading to 50 to 60 percent improvement in performance for tablets.

Intel's slides suggests users will be able to play over 11 hours of video from one charge. Other features the new chips would bring is higher memory capacity, better audio quality and superior graphics performance. The leaked roadmap also confirms the option to include cameras that has the ability to record 3D video.

See the slides here.

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  • benikens
    It won't be competing with Tegra 3 or the S4 but their successors, Tegra 4 is expected early 2013 last I checked. Seems silly to be looking into one company's roadmap and comparing against current gen rivals.
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  • joytech22
    Atom has come a very long way from when it was first introduced.
    I can finally say that Atom provides adequate performance for most tasks.

    This new chip for tablets should hopefully only improve my view on Atom.
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  • benikens
    It won't be competing with Tegra 3 or the S4 but their successors, Tegra 4 is expected early 2013 last I checked. Seems silly to be looking into one company's roadmap and comparing against current gen rivals.
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  • sundragon
    Smoke and mirrors, until we see benchmarks. Currently ARM based chips rule the tablet world this is a moving target. Intel's promise of Tegra 3/S4 level performance 2 years from now is hot air. In 2014, the Tegra 3 and S4 will be old technology and there will be new chips that exceed their performance. I haven't even mentioned the Swift ARM core from Apple... For Intel's sakes I hope they are under reporting performance or it's going to a be cut before it launches.
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