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Intel introduces Silvermont architecture for next-gen tablet, smartphone chips

Intel has been working to reduce power consumption while improving performance across its processor lineup. The company’s upcoming 4th-generation Core processors, code-named “Haswell” are expected to offer up to three times the graphics performance of today’s chips, while using less power. But it’s not just the expensive Core family chips that are getting a performance […]

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Intel Atom Bay Trail chips coming in 2013, bringing major performance boost

Intel has been making low power, low cost Atom processors since 2008. But to be honest, the fastest Atom processors today aren’t much speedier than the Atom N270 chip Intel first released for netbooks four years ago. The company has moved from single core chips to dual core, and added support for HD video playback. […]

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Here are Intel’s Atom plans for the next three years

Last month Intel announced that it was stepping up the pace of development for its low power Atom processors so that they would keep in pace with the company’s mainstream chips. Right now most Atom processors are 45 nanometer chips, but soon we’ll see 32nm and smaller chips, leading to more efficient processors. CNET got […]