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Wednesday, 27 July 2011 13:13

New Atoms will be faster than Phenom II

Written by Nick Farell

Claims Intel
Chipzilla has decided that AMD is best dealt with by using futuristic product pledges. Bill Leszinske, the General Manager, Technology Planning of the Atom SoC Development Group at Intel, claimed that future Atoms would be faster than AMD's Phenom II.

Apparently this transition will take a while, but by 2015 people will apparently be saying that the mobile Atom chip is better than the Phenom II of three years ago. Sorry Bill, but we would bloody well hope so. Four years down the road with a shedload of development we hope tablets will be a little faster than the asthmatic ants carrying a heavy load of shopping. If they are as fast as a four year old PC chip we would think that is a little sad.

Leszinske was sharing Intel's road map with It Portal, saying Intel is the hottest silicon property at present. What is perhaps interesting is that it is the first time that Chipzilla has suggested that Ultrabooks, which it tips to be the next biggist thing, will come with anything other than Ivy Bridge-based Core 22nm processors. Leszinske also confirmed that by 2014, Intel will align all its products on 14nm.

The 14nm Atom is going to be called Airmont and will take over from the 22nm Silvermont which will be in the shops in 2013. The first 32nm Atom processors, codenamed Saltwell, are expected to come to market in September and kill off 45nm models. Intel promises that Intel's tablet CPU in 2015 will be at least 20 times faster than the N270. To do this it will have to make a  steep rise in performance between 2012 and 2013.


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+28 #1 yourma2000 2011-07-27 13:19
AMDs Low power fusion chips will probably be faster than Phenom IIs by then aswell, it's not exactly something worth bragging about
+18 #2 fuadzilla 2011-07-27 13:31
we are not fools. haha intel.
+17 #3 redunion1940 2011-07-27 14:22
And AMD's and Nvidias mid range graphic cards will a lot more powerful than the highend of today. Stating the obvious there.
+17 #4 Cartman 2011-07-27 14:24
hahahahahahahah ahahahahahahaha h ahaha

And maybe by 2015 i become millionare, or maybe the world will end in 2012 hahahahahhahaha hahahaha...
+10 #5 LudwigX 2011-07-27 14:33
I think what he really means is: There will be a 3.0 Ghz Quadcore Atom, with Turbo at 3.50 Ghz. Which is then "faster" than a Phenom II with only 3.4 Ghz or less (I doubt he's talking about the top models)

But the Phenoms will have a much higher computer power per cycle
+11 #6 muziqaz 2011-07-27 14:43
ahahah, I have no doubt intel, but I am sorry, intel, is AMD frozen in time till 2015? I can guess with fair bit of certainty that by 2013(2 years before Intels date) AMDs Brazos platform successor(C series) will be faster than phenom by quite a bit. Then give AMD another 2 years till 2015, and we will have even more powerful low power chips. I mean, eve as we speak AMD graphics department is cooking stuff which is designed specifically for APU kind of integration, thus it will be easier for developers to use all that available APU power. I remember, when intel told us all that larabee is going to kick the competition out of the water. Well, we know what happened to that :D
But anyways, this 'news' made my day :D
+11 #7 OKOTO 2011-07-27 14:51
Yep larabee was a big big dream ,But seriously if by 2015 it isnt atleast as fast as the Phenom it will be a sad sad world becouse that would mean that AMD will be the chipzilla then !
+12 #8 MrScary 2011-07-27 15:03
I will keep my Phenom II 955 BE waiting in a cabinet like the templar knight in the scene from Indiana Jones III for the day the pathetic atom comes someday, 2015...
+9 #9 muziqaz 2011-07-27 15:07
Quoting MrScary:
I will keep my Phenom II 955 BE waiting in a cabinet like the templar knight in the scene from Indiana Jones III for the day the pathetic atom comes someday, 2015...

Make no mistake, it is completely plausible that Atom of 2015 will be faster than Phenom II. I think even Intel can do that :D The fun begins when you realise that the whole industry will be far beyond that point of performance by then ;)
0 #10 mamisano 2011-07-27 15:58
Atom faster than Phenom II at what thermal envelope?

Do they also mean when using new extensions such as AVX and AVX2 (scheduled for 2013)? Then obviously it will be faster as Phenom II doesn't have those extensions.

The other thing to take into consideration, at 14nm who knows how may cores the Atom will have. Could be 4 physical + HT or even more.

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