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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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  • 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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  • sundragon, don't be daft. The current Tablet ATOMS are outperforming Tegra 3 and offer similar level battery life. What they don't have are baseband technology in the chips. That is something Intel is planning on having for 2014. This is a POORLY written article at best. Intel currently has no quad core solutions for Atom and it's not built on th 22nm process. Their next iteration is supposed to be 22nm, out of order execution, and have a similar graphics core as what is currently on Intel Mobile chips. They aren't releasing something in 2014 that is supposed to compete with a 2011 product. Intel isn't that stupid.
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  • jimmysmitty
    joytech22Atom 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.
    The one thing not talked about is that its supposed to have Ivy Bridge class graphics instead of the current PowerVR based GPU which will be interesting to see in action on such a small form factor.

    benikensIt 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.
    It all depends but from what we have seen so far, it might even compete with those.

    The one thing about ARM is that while they are efficient power wise, hey are weak core wise. Currently a Intel Atom based mobile CPU competes very well against current dual cores and its only a single core with SMT.

    This will be a quad core and most likely utilize SMT giving it 8 threads.

    We will see in the coming months but still Intel is in it to win and they have the resources to push harder than the others, for example they control the entire process while NVidia has to rely on third parties for the manufacturing which can spiral for them (i.e. 32nm process for AMD via GF was not good to start).
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  • tomfreak
    they should have stick to 2 high performing cores that 4 weaker ones.
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  • sundragon
    ComeOnDudeMansundragon, don't be daft. The current Tablet ATOMS are outperforming Tegra 3 and offer similar level battery life. What they don't have are baseband technology in the chips. That is something Intel is planning on having for 2014. This is a POORLY written article at best. Intel currently has no quad core solutions for Atom and it's not built on th 22nm process. Their next iteration is supposed to be 22nm, out of order execution, and have a similar graphics core as what is currently on Intel Mobile chips. They aren't releasing something in 2014 that is supposed to compete with a 2011 product. Intel isn't that stupid.
    It's not daft - Intel hasn't delivered baseband yet and currently (Without quad cores, out of order execution, better graphics core) Atoms are hungrier than current ARM core based chips - Promising this is all great and dandy but the proof is in the pudding - We haven't seen any of the new architecture so unless it's super efficient and a total departure from the current Atom architecture, it's going to be a tall order to deliver that in a competitive price/performance package.

    It's not that I don't think Intel can do it, but judging by the way they have treated the Atom architecture in the past, I wouldn't place any bets on them delivering all of that.

    All of this is also happening while their competition from Qualcomm, Samsung, Apple, etc are releasing new chips.
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  • sundragon
    Oh I also forgot to mention, Atom's are selling for quite a bit more $$ than any of their ARM based competition. Intel needs to address the delta in price.
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  • mayankleoboy1
    intel doesnt understand a market where they dont have a monopoly.
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  • aicom
    mayankleoboy1intel doesnt understand a market where they dont have a monopoly.Motherboards, SSDs, Ethernet NICs, WLAN products, HPC computing, need I continue?
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