Intel is expanding its line of Intel Atom x5 processors with a new low-power, quad-core, 64-bit processor. But the new Atom x5-E800 isn’t destined for consumer PCs like tablets, notebooks, and mini desktops. It’s aimed at Internet-of-Things and other embedded applications.
The processor is based on Intel’s Braswell architecture, but with a tray price of $39, it’s cheaper than most of the Celeron and Pentium chips in the Braswell lineup.
The Atom x5-E8000 has a base clock speed of 1.04 GHz, and features Intel HD graphics with a base frequency of 320 MHz. It supports up to 8GB of DDR3L-1600 RAM, up to three displays, and up to 4 PCI Express Lanes.
Wondering what kind of products will use this chip? Congatec has already unveiled a line of motherboards and single-board computers powered by the Atom x5-E8000. The company says they should be able to run Windows 7, 8, and 10 as well as Windows Embedded 7 or 8 and a range of Linux-based operating systems.
Congatec says the boards could be used for ticket or cash register systems, digital signage, industrial gateways, or embedded mobile devices or gaming machines.