Intel: Next-Gen 22nm Atom System-on-Chip Already Up and Running
Intel Corp. on Monday reiterated plans to release new-generation Atom system-on-chip code-named ValleyView with up to four cores and new micro-architecture late this year. According to the world’s largest chipmaker, the code-named "Bay Trail" platform, scheduled to be available for holiday 2013, is already up and running on Microsoft Windows and Google Android and will help enable new experiences in designs as thin as 8mm that have all-day battery life and weeks of standby.
In a bid to significantly improve performance of its entry-level offerings, Intel is expected to boost general-purpose x86 performance of quad-core Valleyview chip by up to 50% - 100% compared to currently available Atom solutions. More importantly, Valleyview will integrate seventh-generation Intel graphics core, which is projected to be up to three times faster than existing graphics technology inside Atom chips. In addition, the world’s largest chipmaker intends to integrate various technologies that improve user experience and enhance security into the Bay Trail platform, according to slides published earlier this year unofficially. Intel did not comment on actual features of ValleyView.