Intel’s Bay Trail chips are low-power processors based on Silvermont architecture. The first chips launched in late 2013, and for the first time Intel was using the same technology for some of its Atom, Celeron, and Pentium chips aimed at tablets and notebooks.
Later this year Bay Trail will give way to Cherry Trail… but Intel’s not done with Silvermont just yet. The company has at least 4 new chips in the works, offering slightly higher clock speeds than their predecessors.
CPU World reports that the Intel Celeron N2808 and N2840 dual-core chips and Celeron N2940 and Pentium N3540 quad-core chips are due out in the second quarter of 2014.
They’ll replace earlier chips including the N2807, N2830, N2930, and N3530 processors.
Like their predecessors, the new chips are low-power processors designed to offer moderate performance and long battery life. The N2808 has a TDP of just 4.3 watts, while the other new chips use 7.5 watts.
What’s new is support for higher maximum burst speeds… which means that the new chips shouldn’t use any more power than the processors they replace, but they should offer up to 7 percent better CPU performance or 6 percent faster graphics performance under certain circumstances.