Intel unveils Clover Trail+ dual core chips for smartphones
Intel is fleshing out its plans for a line of low-power, dual-core processors for smartphones. Last year the company introduces its first 32nm single core chips, code-named Medfield. This year Intel will be adding dual-core Clover Trail+ chips to the lineup.
We first heard about Clover Trail+ at CES in January, but at the time all Intel had to say was that there would be a chip offering twice the performance of a Medfield processor. But Now Intel says there will actually be at least three members of the Clover Trail+ family, with clock speeds ranging from 1.2 GHz to 2.0GHz.
All three chips will feature PowerVR SGX 544 graphics which should give them a bit of an advantage over Medfield chips, although it remains to be seen how they’ll compete with the latest ARM-based chips from Qualcomm, NVIDIA, and Samsung.
Here’s a run-down of the new chips:
- Intel Atom Z2520 – 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
- Intel Atom Z2560 – 1.6 GHz dual-core processor
- Intel Atom Z2580 – 2 GHz dual-core processor
Intel says each chip will be able to handle 3D gaming, screen resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 pixels, and up to 2GB of RAM.
The chips are optimized for Google Android phones and tablets, support HDMI output, cameras with image sensors up to 16MP and HDR photography.