Intel is sampling Avoton Atom chips ahead of IDF Beijing
[For all you nitwit shorts who don't understand what this means, let me interpret: Head for the hills, boys - head for the hills. The battle is lost...]
CHIPMAKER Intel has said it has working 22nm Avoton Atom chips it is sampling to customers, with production chips expected to be available in the second half of 2013.
Intel has revealed some details of Avoton ahead of IDF Beijing, saying that the chip will be fabbed on the firm's 22nm process node and is sampling to customers now.
Intel also confirmed what many already knew, that Avoton will make use of the Silvermont microarchitecture. The firm said Avoton will be its second generation 64-bit SoC and comes almost exactly a year after Centerton Atom chip.
Intel wouldn't disclose specific technical details of Avoton prior to IDF Beijing, however the Avoton represents a big step for the firm as it includes both a change in microarchitecture and process node.
LOL I love it how ARMH fanatics think that Intel is just going to just let them in to steal their server business. No way. They are protecting what is theirs and meanwhile working to take away ARMH mobile business.