Intel's (INTC) next-gen Bay Trail (Valleyview) tablet CPU will feature four 2.1 GHz. cores and...

|About: Intel Corporation (INTC)|By:, SA News Editor

Intel's (INTC) next-gen Bay Trail (Valleyview) tablet CPU will feature four 2.1 GHz. cores and arrive in early 2014, according to leaked slides. The current Clover Trail CPU, by comparison, offers two 1.5 GHz. cores. Bay Trail will also feature an Intel HD 4000 GPU and (thanks to 22nm manufacturing) improved battery life. From the looks of things, the chip should be competitive with rival solutions from Nvidia, Qualcomm, and others - the big question is whether its OEM buyers will be able to take tablet share from Apple and Samsung, who heavily rely on home-grown chips.