Next-gen Atom to feature 8 cores, OOE and Turbo Boost

By Rick ยท 8 replies
Oct 18, 2012
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  1. Intel's next generation Atom-based SoC is on the way and Xbit Labs provides some of the details. Dubbed Avoton, Intel's upcoming system-on-a-chip will be based on 22nm Silvermont architecture and feature eight cores sharing 4MB of L2 cache (1MB per...

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,319

    Im confused. low power server=Ferrari with camry engine?
  3. dawei1993

    dawei1993 TS Rookie Posts: 37

    Octacore ATOM cpu? hmm
  4. wujj123456

    wujj123456 TS Enthusiast Posts: 35   +11

    "eight cores sharing 4MB of L2 cache (1MB per core)"

    Someone got a math problem here. I bet it's the regular 4-core HT.
  5. Willbur73

    Willbur73 TS Rookie

    No. Tough to compare with cars, with my limited car knowledge, but the point isn't for the SoC to pose as a Ferrari.

    Basically, it would be like comparing a 1st-gen i7 and a 3rd gen i7. Way more power, on a smaller size. So you save power most of all, without sacrificing much, if any, from traditional server setups.

    So having a server farm with these new chips would drastically reduce the power consumption. And the more servers you have, the more power you are saving, really.
  6. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,959   +217

    Yea the source (cpu-world) says:
    "The CPU part of the Avoton SoC will pack from 2 to 8 Atom cores. Each pair of cores will share 1 MB L2 cache, therefore the 8-core version of the chip will have 4 MB of level 2 cache."
  7. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,146   +911

    I'm actually looking forward to this, the HP MicroServer N40L would benefit a lot from a processor like this :)
  8. lchu12

    lchu12 TS Booster Posts: 195   +9

    Love progress.
  9. Jesse

    Jesse TS Evangelist Posts: 358   +42

    These could be really fun! I wonder what the pricing is going to be like.

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