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Tuesday, 07 May 2013 06:53

Intel reveals Silvermont, on track for 2013 launch

Written by Peter Scott



Late, but not out of the game

Intel has officially revealed Silvermont, its next generation 22nm system-on-a-chip designed to take on ARM processors in the mobile space.

 

Intel reckons the new chip should be able to deliver a threefold performance increase over previous Atom chips, such as the Z2580. Performance per watt is up as well. Silvermont should achieve the same performance as old Atoms using just one fifth of the power. In other words, it has tablets and smartphones written all over it.

Silvermont features a new out-of-order execution engines and promises to deliver best in class single-threaded performance. It can also scale up easily, enabling Intel to launch more powerful versions, with up to eight cores on board.

Although it might seem that ARM has finally met its match, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Silvermont products won’t show up until later this year, which means it will have to compete with new chips from Qualcomm, Nvidia, Samsung and, to some extent, Apple. However, it is the most promising Intel mobile chip to date.

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