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Sep 2, 2013

Intel Bay Trail Tablet SoC Performance Finally Exposed

Intel is always working on something, especially now that it is fighting on more fronts than usual, with the inclusion of tablets in its plans. The company has completed the development of Bay Trail system-on-chip devices.

Called Atom Z3000 and based on the Silvermont architecture, the platforms may just take away some of the market share of ARM SoCs. Silvermont is a 22nm architecture also used in Avoton, Rangely, Merrifield and one other, unannounced platform. The Atom Z3700 will include the quad-core variants of the SoCs, while the Z3600 will be the dual-core SoCs. Thanks to Wccftech, we know precisely what all of them can do. There are six SoCs in total, four of them quad-core and two of them dual-core. We'll get the latter pair out of the way first. The Atom Z3680 has 1 MB cache memory, a frequency of 2 GHz, a LPDDR3-1067 memory controller, 1 GB memory capacity, 8.5 GB/s memory bandwidth, and top display resolution of 1200 x 800 pixels.

Atom Z3680D is better, with DDR3L-1333 memory, 10.6 GB/s bandwidth, and 1900 x 1200 resolution. Everything else is the same. Now for the quad-cores. They all have 2 MB cache but differ in every other way. Atom Z3770 is a 2.4 GHz SoC with 4GB LPDDR3-1067 DC memory, 17.1 GB/s bandwidth and 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution. Atom Z3770D is similar, but has 2GB DDR3L-1333 memory, 10.6 GB/s bandwidth, and 1900 x 1200 resolution. Atom Z3640 is a 1.8 GHz model with 4GB LPDDR3-1067 memory and 2560 x 1600 resolution, plus 17.1 GB/s bandwidth. Finally, Atom Z3740D uses 2 GB of DDR3L-1333 memory, 1.8 GHz clock, 10.6 GB/s bandwidth, and 1900 x 1200 resolution. All in all, there will be plenty of options for whoever intends to test the waters with an Android or Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 tablet. IFA 2013 should have a whole bunch of them on display, even if Intel is holding off most until IDF. We'll look for them next week in Berlin, Germany.

Intel Bay Trail SoCs ready
Image credits to Intel


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