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    News - Intel lets slip some more Bay Trail Atom platform secrets

    A focus on 3D video, USB 3.0 host and a shift in peripheral allocations.
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    Re: News - Intel lets slip some more Bay Trail Atom platform secrets

    Perhaps one of the biggest features you haven't mentioned is that this will be Intel's first out-of-order architecture for Atom. And intel are very good at out-of-order so it's a big deal.

    Could make it much more powerful than ARM in a low power envelope. And although ARM is doing out-of-order, I think it's meant to be a substantially more minor implementation than what intel is will be doing.

    Anandtech thinks late 2013/early 2014 for this chip though so still a while yet :/

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    Re: News - Intel lets slip some more Bay Trail Atom platform secrets

    It will also be interesting to see how AMD Jaguar will also perform as that is the 28NM sucessor to AMD Zacate,and that is meant to be 1H 2013. It appears the FPU is meant to be more capable than the previous generation,although I do hope they use GCN for the IGP.

    The Intel does looking interesting,as the graphics will finally be good enough. Will be good to see how this stacks up against my E3300 and 9300-ITX in my other system.

    As with all CPUs though the proof of the pudding is in the eating. It will be certainly an interesting 2013 for SFF fans!
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    Re: News - Intel lets slip some more Bay Trail Atom platform secrets

    Interesting, BT should be compatible for DX11 gaming

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    Re: News - Intel lets slip some more Bay Trail Atom platform secrets

    At 2.1 GHz, the quad-core CPU is expected to offer a 50-60 per cent performance boost over a 1.5GHz dual-core Cloverview SoC.
    Wonder if that's per core, per clock, or overall? A ~50% improvement going from dual, in-order, SMT cores isn't that impressive if the mean the latter. Based on the hype I was expecting that per core, at the same clock!

    I wonder if SMT has been dropped completely from Silvermont or just disabled in this platform? It makes sense omitting it if it didn't offer much improvement for the die space it needed, especially considering they're offering quad core now. It was kind of a necessity for a single Bonnell core.

    Also, I wonder why idle power has apparently increased?

    Edit: DX11 is more of a marketing point for low-end GPUs ATM; they might be theoretically compatible but generally aren't powerful enough to run DX11 features.

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    Re: News - Intel lets slip some more Bay Trail Atom platform secrets

    THere are too many TLAs in this thread, IMO.

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