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Intel announces Atom processor redesign, code-named Silvermont

By Shawn Knight
May 6, 2013
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  1. Intel on Monday released details about their upcoming Atom processor redesign, code-named Silvermont. The 22-naometer SoC, said to deliver three times the performance while consuming five times less power versus current Atom chips, will be the first in a family...

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,690   +1,068

    Good... I was wondering how that new Acer tablet was going to run Windows 8 on an Atom and give 8 hrs of battery life.

    And I'm glad to see Intel hasn't abandoned their wealthy country club-esque pretentious sounding model names. Clearly a processor for the sophisticated gentleman.
     
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  3. Kunming

    Kunming TS Rookie Posts: 27

    Haha exactly.
     
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    I think they should lose the Atom name, people associate them with slowness :eek:.
     
  5. Ultraman1966

    Ultraman1966 TS Enthusiast Posts: 84   +6

    Hmm, the slides say 3 times performance or 5 times lower power... not both at same time!
     
  6. PhilC

    PhilC TS Rookie

    "... while consuming five times less power ..."

    So, does that mean the redesigned chips will be net power producers?
     
  7. tmcclelland47

    tmcclelland47 TS Rookie

    The Diamondville in my netbook isn't even listed.
     
  8. It says 3 times the performance WHILE consuming 5 times less power.

    "The 22-nanometer SoC, said to deliver three times the performance while consuming five times less power versus current Atom chips."
     
  9. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Maniac Posts: 449   +134

    Well, I think that if Intel had used 'Xor' instead of 'Or' they'd have saved controversy. :p
     
  10. bexwhitt

    bexwhitt TS Booster Posts: 279   +48

    Only work when 2 things disagree?
     
  11. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Maniac Posts: 449   +134

    Yep, just one or the other but not both at once; that would be clear and would end the expeculation about both being possible at the same time or just one of them. To me it seems pretty much like just one of them at the same time.
     
  12. Ultraman1966

    Ultraman1966 TS Enthusiast Posts: 84   +6

    Doesn't matter what the author thought, if those Intel slides are correct then it is either one or the other; not both at same time.
     

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