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Intel Launches the 'Cedar Trail' Atom Platform

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  1. Cristian_25H

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    Following a good few months of delays, Intel has today finally introduced its third-generation Atom processors, the 32nm chips codenamed Cedar Trail.

    While still paired up with the NM10 Express chipset found in Pine Trail-based systems, the 'Cedar Trail' CPUs bring quite a few updates, including the already mentioned 32nm process (enabling higher clocks and a drop in power draw of up to 20% for the whole platform), plus a media engine that allows for Full HD (1080p) video playback and Blu-ray support, an integrated memory controller supporting DDR3-800/1066 memory, and updated, but still DirectX 9-enabled graphics (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3600/3650 based on the PowerVR SGX 545 from Imagination Technologies).

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    Intel's new Atoms also bring more display output options (HDMI, DisplayPort), Intel Wireless Display capabilities, the Rapid Start Technology enabling fast resume from standby mode, and the Smart Connect Technology which will update email, Twitter and RSS feeds automatically, even in sleep mode.

    The Cedar Trail offering includes four processors, two targeting netbooks - the Atom N2600 and N2800, and two for nettops and entry-level all-in-one desktops, the D2500 and D2700. All these chips feature two x86 cores and 512 KB of L2 cache per core.

    The N2600 and N2800 are clocked at 1.60 GHz and 1.86 GHz, respectively, while the D2500 and D2700 are set to 1.83 GHz and 2.13 GHz, respectively. With the exception of the D2500, all Cedar Trail CPUs have four threads. As expected, the netbook-focused models also feature a lower TDP, with the Atom N2600 reaching 3.5W, while the N2800 tops 6.5W. In contrast, the D2700 goes double-digit and has a TDP of 10W.

    Systems based on the Cedar Trail platform are expected to arrive early next year from the likes of Asus, Samsung, Lenovo, HP, Acer, Toshiba and others.
     
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    Interesting ! Would love to see how it fares against AMD's APUs Performance-per-Watt wise !
     
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    LOL Angry Birds@60fps....

    bravo Intel...Clearly pushing the boundaries of Casual Gaming.

    Now excuse me while I order my friend to bring a wheelbarrow around from the Shed and wheel me to A&E because If I laugh anymore my innards might just explode. Carpeting my room with confetti and multicolored paper streamers.
     
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    intel have good competition from amd in this market, and they are still crazy enough to pair new processor with old crap NM10 Express chipset

    it is like they paired first gen atoms with power hungry 945GSE Express chipset

    probably next gen chipset is something better, but they want to hold it to present it with new form factor solutions (tablets)

    i think it is too late for them, they was limiting atom for too long, they was holding market place for notebooks and ultrabooks, but now peoples are buying 11.6" amd fusion laptops for 1/3 price and fully satisfied with this little friends... and I dont want to talk about other form factors...
     
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    Honestly I don't think this "new" platform will be able to play blueray quality content like the Bobcat cores can.
     
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    Based on PowerVR...so in otherwords...Intel R&D admits they can't design a GPU even when they try.
     
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    anyone else notice they stole the TPU logo for their slide? :slap:

    :p
     
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    Someone get W1zzard on the phone!! we got an open and shut case for copyright infringement!!
     
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    Seems every company's doing it, ASUS even has a TPU switch on some of it's mobos :p

    You know you're doing good when other companys jack your identifiers :laugh:
     
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    Angry Birds is serious business
     
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    Where does the PowerVR SGX545 come in the line compared to the ones found in most Samsung phones? I think it was the SGX540... My guess is that it's much slower than the one found in the ipad 2
     
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    So talks about stolen logo is just drunk talks. [​IMG]
     
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    otherwise knows as "jokes" [​IMG]
     
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    You can check PowerVR series5 graphics comparison here
     
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