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.

via CPU World and CNX-Software

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