Since Intel’s Atom processor for netbooks released five years ago, there were no major changes or redesigns that happen. Latest netbooks released between the years continued using the technology due to its power and performance and this proves that the Atom processors of Intel is a good chip.
But after the years, Intel finally announced that they are planning to release a redesigned Atom processor. Expected to happen on the second week of May, Intel will announce the Bay Trail and Merrifield processor which will be manufactured by Silvermont Micro-Architecture. The redesigns chips will be used for tablet PCs and smartphones which is becoming a mainstream today.
In a statement that the chipmaker released, Dadi Perlmutter, the company’s Executive VP, will talk about the latest chip design and the targeted low powered smartphones and tablet PC market. This new redesigned Atom chip is expected to have a high-performance feature and fast graphic chip just like its cousin processors.
To sum it up, the redesigned Atom chip is much newer and a different creation by Intel since its first design in 2008. Based on the 3D transistor 22-nanometer design, the new chip will have 4 processing cores.
This will be a good leap for Intel because devices that use the old Atom chips don’t give a good performance when running on Windows 8 especially on multitasking. The new Atom chip is expected make up this performance.
Devices equipped with the new Bay Trail chip is expected to roll out this holiday season to target shoppers and Merrifield chips is expected to be on smartphones in 2014.