Intel has officially unveiled its Bay Trail family of mobile SoCs based on the Silvermont CPU micro-architecture. The Atom Z3000 series of Bay Trail-T processors are Intel’s first 22nm processors designed specifically for tablets and mobile handsets. Intel will also reveal Pentium (Bay Trail-M) and Celeron (Bay Trail-D) processors as part of the Bay Trail family. These will be made available for entry “2 in 1s” (notebook/tablets), notebooks, desktops and All-In-One systems. Intel’s Bay Trail is unique in that it is a single hardware configuration designed to support both Windows 8 and Android giving Intel hardware partners more flexibility to create innovative designs.
Intel haven’t disclosed any performance specifics but they claim double the compute performance and triple the graphics performance of its previous generation all with a lower overall power drain and physical size. Intel claim 10 hours of active battery life for its low-power SoC platform (Bay Trail-T) and three weeks of standby time. Intel’s Atom Z3000 series will have four cores, four threads, 2MB of L2 cache and Intel Burst Technology 2.0. Intel says tablets based on the Atom Z3000 series will be available from $199. Intel claims the Z3000 series offerings support for McAfee DeepSAFE Technology, AES hardware full disk encryption, Intel Platform Trust Technology, Intel Identity Protection Technology and Intel Data Protection Technology. Intel says support for 64 bit tablets will come in early 2014.
In terms of Bay Trail-M Intel is offering four SKUs – Intel Pentium N3510 and Intel Celeron N2910, N2810 and N2805 processors. Intel claims devices powered by these SoCs can be as thin as 11mm, be passive/fanless and weigh just 2.2 lbs. Additionally they say expect pricing to start at $199 for clamshell variants, $250 for notebooks and $349 for 2 in 1 devices. Bay Trail-D will be available in three SKUs – Intel Pentium J2850, Intel Celeron J1850 and Intel Celeron J1750.Intel again states these are designed for fanless uses in SFF systems. Systems using these should start from $199.
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