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Report: Intel Bay Trail Tablets to Arrive in Q4 2013

According to Fudzilla’s “industry sources,” tablets featuring Intel’s upcoming quad-core Atom “Bay Trail”
SoC will arrive in Q4 2013, specifically in time for the 2013 holiday season and the important consumer holidays of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Boxing Day. Fudzilla further adds that this new date is a “slight delay” from their original projections of between August and December and that they believe that “Bay Trail” will have a “tough time to fight many ARM based tablets” in the near future.

Naturally, we’ll have to wait until the devices are formally released before we judge the hype or reach a final conclusion on Intel’s “Bay Trail” platform. It is worth bearing in mind that AMD’s “Temash”-based tablets are expected to be unveiled at Computex 2013 in June.

  • marshal11
    "Quad-core Atom" Never thought I'd read that in my entire life hahaha.
    On a serious note, I'm curious to see how Intel will compete with ARM tablets in the future. I'm kind of expecting AMD's tablets to not do so well with battery life because AMD never was too good with power consumption. But who knows. They are GREAT with integrated graphics.
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  • Wisecracker
    Bay Trail is going to be Temash'ed
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  • sundragon
    Can we haz benchmark?
    Quad core atom using an updated architecture (x86-64 instead of x86) may make things interesting...
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  • damianrobertjones
    Seeing as the current Atom tablets beat ALL other Droid tabs these Quad tabs should really destroy the competition. ...Graphics had better improve as they're currently so damn weak
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  • InvalidError
    Since Google strongly recommends against using the NDK, most Android apps are pure Java so device manufacturers and developers do not need to worry about which CPU ends up under the glass. If Intel's new Atom delivers performance, power-efficiency and pricing that can compare favorably against ARM, the tides can change almost overnight.
    Intel certainly has the process advantage to make it happen and their low-power Celeron demo from a few months ago has shown that Intel can actually make x86 chips that can beat ARM on both power-efficiency and performance most of the time by surprising margins... 3-8X the performance for ~2X the peak power.
    At this point, I think the only thing Intel can fail on is pricing.
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  • Cazalan
    It's about time the 22nm Atoms come out.
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  • vmem
    processing power wise, these chips should destroy the ARM based tablets no problem. the main issue will be price, and how power-efficient AMD's Temash offerings end up being.
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  • Wisecracker
    10740342 said:
    processing power wise, these chips should destroy the ARM based tablets no problem. the main issue will be price, and how power-efficient AMD's Temash offerings end up being.

    Generally, the dual core version will be a 3-4W max TDP part and the quad core will be a 5-6W max TDP part. The quad can also be unlocked when docked to go up to 14W max TDP for the Turbo performance mode.

    For the dual core A4-1200, the reference APU apparently consumes 1.2W when idle, 1.4W during browsing, and 2.35W when playing h.264 online video at 1080p resolution.

    Meaning total platform power for these types of activities is 2.8W, 3.7W and 5.3W respectively.

    (Note: This was copied from a 'comments' section yesterday from an article on a new Acer Temash notebook -- that was subsequently taken down.)

    I suspect it depends on the 'boost' given the GCN cores ... The article claimed more than 2X the performance of the Bobcat 'SIMD Engine Array"


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  • somebodyspecial
    This slide is months old, and it doesn't say the tablets will be available, just the chips will be flowing. Big difference here. I'll be surprised to see this before Q1. According to Intel slides it only goes into QA in Q4 so how the heck can it get into a device by then? I wish toms would stop quoting old crap calling it new. I refuted this slide ages ago elsewhere.
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  • somebodyspecial
    http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/07/intel-atom-bay-trail/
    Jan this slide was out...I'd have to dig a bit to find the Q4 QA crap but it was clear from their own info this won't make it into 2013 products.
    http://www.dailytech.com/Leaked+Intel+Atom+Roadmap+Suggests+22+nm+Smartphone+Chip+Delayed+Till+2014/article29545.htm
    But here, this shows it, productions in Q4'13 or Q1, that means NOT A PRODUCT. Get it?
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