Sporting 4 cores and the same GPU platform and manufacturing process as Ivy Bridge CPUs, there's...


Sporting 4 cores and the same GPU platform and manufacturing process as Ivy Bridge CPUs, there's little doubt Intel's (INTC) Bay Trail Atom CPUs (due in Q4) will deliver big performance gains over the current Clover Trail. ReadWrite's Mark Hachman wonders if Bay Trail will be too good, cannibalizing sales of Core CPUs with the help of a relatively resource-efficient Windows 8. Though more demanding users will want Haswell Core systems (esp. since Bay Trail lacks multithreading), will some mainstream users decide Bay Trail is good enough? Intel wants to eventually reach a ~$200 price point for Atom-based touchscreen Android laptops, and a ~$300 price point for Windows systems.

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  • techy46
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    I'm pretty sure that Intel's fully aware of the unit volume price relationships between their Atom and Core chips and is way ahead of Mark Hachman. Three Atoms at $35 is better than one Core at $100.
    14 May 2013, 12:15 PM Reply Like
  • MJDD
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    "(esp. since Bay Trail lacks multithreading)"

     

    You obviously have no idea what you're talking about. You probably mean hyper-threading. But some of the "core" systems also don't have hyper-threading. Anyway, it's not much of a factor, in a 4 core CPU.
    15 May 2013, 02:41 AM Reply Like
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