Intel has rolled out 3 new low-power processors aimed at tablets. The new chips are all quad-core Atom processors that are part of the company’s “Bay Trail” family with Silvermont architecture, and they seem to be designed to offer slightly more performance than similar chips that are already available.

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CPU-World uncovered some details about the new chips. The Intel Atom Z3736F is a lot like the Atom Z3735F, but it has higher burst speeds. The new chip is a 1.33 GHz quad-core processor with Turbo speeds up to 2.16 GHz. It also has a base graphics speed of 313 MHz, which is a tad higher than the 311 MHz graphics you get with the Z3735F.

The Atom Z3736G features similar specs, but this is an upgraded version of the Atom Z3735G. If the new chips are anything like their predecessors, that means the G series chip will only support up to 1GB of RAM while the F model supports 2GB and has more memory bandwith (thanks MN!)

The most powerful new chip is the Atom Z3785, a quad-core 1.49 GHz processor with burst speeds up to 2.41 GHz, 313 MHz graphics and top graphics speeds of up to 833 MHz. This new processor is the second-most powerful Intel Atom Bay Trail-T processor available, coming behind only the Atom Z3795.

It’s likely the new Z3736 chips will be used in low-cost Android and Windows tablets with 8 inch and smaller screens while the Atom Z3785 processor could be used in higher-end devices with larger screens.



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4 replies on “Intel launches 3 new Bay Trail tablet chips”

  1. Speed Step strikes again! I am not sure how long you can run at turbo speed, but if I can load my javascript pages faster, mission accomplished.

    1. Tablet makers definitely need to think of ways to dissipate heat better. Like through the body of the tablet. Most Bay-trail tablets can only hold turbo for short periods of time.

      1. Don’t they somewhat use the body of the tablet for heat dissipation now? I guess they can’t completely use the body unless they don’t mind people getting their hands burned. I remember some years ago about those stories of MacBook Pros causing first degree burns on people’s laps. I had one and it got hot enough where it would hurt my finger if I touched the bottom of the notebook long enough. Never used it on my lap though.

  2. Brad; forget cpu-world and look at ark.intel.com– the difference is very significant. The G model only supports 1GB RAM and a 32bit memory controller, while the F model supports 2GB and a 64bit memory controller (ie. twice the bandwidth).

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