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Braswell Atom comes in early 2015

by on12 June 2014

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Mobile and desktop 14nm

Intel plans to announce 14nm Braswell new architecture Atom after it has released its Bay trail –D chip. Our sources within Intel suggest that Braswell will get to the mobile designs as well as adequate 10W desktop and all-in-one systems by the first quarter of Q1 2015.

As we have said before the desktop version is imaginatively called Braswell-D. Intel did a good job with Bay trail line of Atom processors and even dared to brand them as Celeron and Pentium. Our sources claim that it is selling well. These processors are aiming small form factor, ultra small form factor and all-in-one designs as well as small desktops for some emerging countries.

We have discovered that the eighth generation graphics that comes in Braswell SoC will get triple display support, DirectX 11 support and will be faster in games. No-one is sharing any scores yet but Intel tends to improve the speed with the next generation launch.

Braswell 14nm SoC

The Braswell SoC is been prepped for a Q1 2015 launch and supports Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Android, Chrome as well as Linux. The introduction of a new 14 nm Atom SoC codenamed Braswell might help Intel's plans to sell 40 million tablets in 2014 and make its position stronger in the next year. Intel's architecture supports 64 bit architecture which is the buzz word in 2014 and it can easily an launch Android 64 version as well as a Windows version.

We should see an Android 64 bit long before the Q1 2015 launch and shipping date of the Braswell. Intel has even demonstrated 64 bit Android kernel made in house at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February 2014. We saw the demos working.

We still need an official Android 4.5 (5.0) to see the real 64 bit benefits of an Android operating system that can address more than 4 GB.

Last modified on 12 June 2014
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