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More details of future Intel Atom microprocessors Valleyview

More details of future Intel Atom microprocessors Valleyview

We know that at the end of next year, plans to introduce its new platform based on the new micro-architecture Silvermont (the replacement of the old micro-architectures Bonnell / Salwell those based on its atom chips) to be known as the Bay Trail ( kernel-based Valley View and aimed at desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones).

The chip (SoC) Atom Valley View, will form the future platform and versions will be made up with one to four x86 cores based micro-architecture, which will be accompanied by a memory controller or DDR3L-1333/1066 one LPDDR2-800 (in single and dual channel versions), integrated Intel graphics northbridge seventh generation (codenamed Carlow, the same ones used in current microprocessors Bridge-DT/MB/ULV Ivy ), which confirms the rumors about the abandonment of PowerVR graphics from Intel .

With the new micro-architecture Silvermont is expected to Atom Valley View has a higher yield per cycle than current Atom-based micro-architectures Bonnell / Saltwell, thanks to Silvermont abandons the old and obsolete command used in implementation Bonnell and Saltwell, and uses the current out of order execution used in micro-architectures P5 (Intel Pentium Pro / II and above) and K5 (AMD, was a competitor of Intel Pentium-based CPU micro-architecture in P5 Bonnell is based).

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As for the graphics, Valley View has an igp based on the modular architecture of 2nd generation Intel known as code Carlow, ie, the same used in the IGP of current microprocessors Ivy Bridge, but unlike them will comprised just four EUs, ie below the graphics Intel HD Graphics 2500 (6 EUs), but certainly very good choice for an Atom IGP.

It is noteworthy that the IGP curiously Valley View integrates a video decoder chip VXD392 Imagination Technologies, which assists the IGP in hardware video playback H.264, VP8 and even JPEG images (the decoder handles the IGP MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4 and VC1/WMV9). So we could say that in some ways PowerVR still present in the Intel IGP.

Atom will be released in late 2013.

Link: Intel 22-nm-Atom mit vier Kernen frühestens Ende 2013 (Computerbase)

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