The new Atom Z3590 is based on the same “Moorefield” architecture as the Z3580, but it supports faster CPU and graphics burst speeds.
Intel’s new chip supports CPU burst speeds up to 2.5 GHz and GPU speeds up to 640 MHz. That’s compared with top speeds of 2.33 GHz and 533 MHz for the Z3580, which had been the most powerful Moorefield chip until now.
Other specs are pretty much the same. Both chips are 22nm, 64-bit quad-core processors with support for up to 4GB of RAM, support for USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, and support for Intel virtualization, SpeedStep, Smart Idle, and AES encryption technology.
While they’re x86 processors, the chips are designed for smartphones and tablets running mobile operating systems such as Android. Intel positions its Atom Bay Trail and Cherry Trail processors as entry-level chips for desktop operating systems such as Windows and Ubuntu.
via CPU World