Intel’s Atom Z3600 and Z3700 chips are low-power processors designed for tablets, notebooks, and other low-power devices. During development, these chips were known by the code-name “Bay Trail,” and now that they’re available in actual devices, Intel calls them Atom chips.

But unlike earlier generations of Intel Atom processors, these new chips feature Intel Ivy Bridge-level graphics, quad-core CPUs, and performance that’s good enough for many basic PC tasks. They’re also low-power chips that tend to have a TDP of around 5W or less.

The first Bay Trail chips launched in the second half of 2013. But recently Intel added a number of new chips to the lineup including lower-power models for cheap tablets and higher-performance chips for somewhat more expensive models. Now the company is providing more details about the new processors.

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The Intel Atom Processor Z3600 and Z3700 Datasheet has detailed specifications for the new processors, including the Atom Z3735 series aimed at low-cost Android and Windows tablets and the higher-end Atom Z3775 and Z395 chips for higher-performance products.

For the most part the new chips have CPU speeds that are similar to last year’s models. But Intel has added support for faster graphics, tolerance for higher CPU temperatures, and a few other changes including support for 4K video, USB 3.0, and more… on some models.

Some of the cheaper chips including the Z3735F and Z3735G chips don’t benefit from all of the improvements, but these chips are aimed at entry-level tablets.

The spec sheet also includes a few Atom Z3600 series dual-core chips, but Intel seems to have largely left those chips behind: All of the new Bay Trail processors are quad-core chips.

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via pbhz and CPU-World

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12 replies on “This is Intel’s new line of Bay Trail chips for tablets, notebooks”

  1. When are the new 14nm Atom chips coming? Yes – 4GB, Yes – USB 3, Yes running full Windows Pro 64 bit, Yes USB charging while connected to USB 3.0 docking hub, No – fan, Yes – good enough graphics.

    Please, take my wallet. We want these!

    1. Windows 64?
      I am afraid it will take a while, we are still at 10, LOL

      1. Uh, 64 bit, idiot. That was just embarrassing that you didn’t know that. What is happening to kids these days? lol

  2. It’s an impressive lineup,it also why AMD has no chance for the back to school sales Intel has every device covered from the $100 android tablet to ultrabooks with haswell. The turbo clocks are impressive given the limited TDP!

  3. Whether old or new Atoms, I want 4 GB of RAM and be able to dual boot a Linux distro. I hope it’s more likely now.

    1. Me too. I’m eagerly awaiting the first 8-10″ Windows 8 Tablet with 4gb of ram, USB 3, and a price under $500. Any higher of a price than that, and I would sooner pony up for an ultrabook.

        1. I’ve been considering the Surface Pro (1st gen) for a while, but I can’t get past how poor of battery life it has. I’d buy a portable 10,000mAh USB charger, but I don’t think the Surface Pro can charge over USB.

          1. I debated that also, but the price was just too juicy to pass up. So, I got one brand new during a 1 day sale of the 128GB Pro for $499. As you might now tell, I am a sucker for deals; what can I tell you.

          2. Can you comment on the possibility of charging over USB? I will order a Surface Pro right now, if there is a way to use a portable USB charger with it.

    2. Agree, this was actually the reason I was checking this page out. I am searching for a low cost – low power and low noise option that I can use to do some coding and a shell to connect via VPN to my work.

      If I can dual boot it, it would be great, otherwise I would just put a Centos or a Debian in it

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