Intel beat ARM promises future Atom sub-20nm
Just yesterday Intel revealed their short-term plans for their products targeted for smartphones and tablets , which promises us that very soon launch new dual-core soc atom “Medfield” and LTE support.
intel also revealed its long-term plans, feeling confident that they will be able to beat arm with Atom SoC made future manufacturing processes below 20nm, ie with its announced 14nm manufacturing process for release in the Atom SoC 2014 (which Intel has not yet revealed its code name).
The manufacturing process to 14nm (and below) in conjunction with future micro-architectures (perhaps Silvermont or other future micro-architecture), allow future Intel Atom SoC offer consumer relationship / watt without competition, defeating the products based in the ARM ecosystem (this would include its declared rival Qualcomm ).
It is noteworthy that the current Atom “Medfield” performance per cycle are much lower than SoC based on ARM Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A9 , and although we have no evidence, we could assume that the ARM-based SoC architecture armv8 (Atlas and Apollo) must exceed Cortex-A15, so Intel has a tough road before fulfilling these promises.
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