Intel Announces Bay Trail Processors for Tablets, Laptops, and Desktops

Posted on 11 September 2013 by

Today at IDF 2013 in San Francisco, Intel is announcing it’s next-generation of low-power Atom, Pentium, and Celeron processors, codenamed ‘Bay Trail’. Intel says that Bay Trail processors will be suitable for tablets, laptops, AIO desktops, and “sleek mobile devices.”

Our very own Chippy as at the IDF 2013 keynote right now, he’s updating with live info here.

Intel says that it’s new Bay Trail processors are the company’s “first tri-gate 3-D 22nm quad core SoC and its most powerful processor to-date for tablets and other sleek devices…”, representing some of Intel’s latest processor innovations.

The company says that Bay Trail is based on ‘Silvermont’ microarchitecture, which has enabled Intel to deliver several variants of Bay Trail which will be marketed in several categories. Here’s a breakdown:

  • Bay Trail-T: Intel Atom Z3000 Series, aimed at tablets and 2 in 1 devices
  • Bay Trail-M: Intel Pentium, aimed at larger 2 in 1 devices and entry level laptops
  • Bay Trail-D: Intel Celeron, low cost desktops and AIO desktops

Bay Trail-T / Intel Atom Z3000

The Intel Atom Z3000 which is targeted toward thin, low-power fanless devices, features Intel Burst 2.0 with four cores, four threads, and a 2MB L2 cache.

Intel says that Atom Z3000 offers three times the graphics capabilities of previous Atom processors, along with support for DX11. Displays up to 2560×1600 are supported, along with Intel Quick Sync Video, and WiDi.

Atom Z3000 supports both Windows 8 and Android. Intel says that the processor is aimed at Windows and Android devices from 7 to 11.6 inches, and as thin as 8mm, with up to 10 hours of battery life.

Bay Trail-M / Intel Pentium and Intel Celeron for Mobile

Bay Trail-M will come in  four SKUs: Penium N3510, Celeron N2910, N2810, and N2805 processors.

Intel says that these SKUs can support low-cost touch-enabled laptops, with fanless designs, as thin as 11mm, at 2.2 pounds and up to 8 hours of battery life.

The processors are up to two times faster in productivity applications and up to three times faster in graphics over the last generation of these processors. Intel expects costs to start at $199 for laptops, $250 for a touch laptop, and $349 for 2 in 1 devices.

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  • Tom

    Are the T chips 64 bit? I use VMware virtualization software which requires 64 bit CPUs no matter what architecture the OS runs

    • James

      Yes, Bay Trail T is 64bit and even supports Intel VT-x extensions but Intel is waiting on MS to update Windows 64bit drivers to properly support features like Always Connected Standby…

      Mind, unless everything works as it should then it could result in a big battery drain, which was a issue for some Clover Trail tablets that didn’t have proper drivers and/or firmware set up… Even a bad WiFi driver could cause the battery drain issue.

      So, 64bit support is mainly just delayed until the beginning of 2014 when the 64bit version of Windows 8 finally gets updated to properly support Bay Trail…

      While Android support is having optimizing issues of its own but they expect to have that cleared up in another two months.

  • Osiris

    That’s great to hear it launch, hopefully we can see some proper sucessors from the last gen. All the releases so far are just 8″ or weak 10″ devices.

    – Baytrail
    – FHD
    – Wacom digitiser.

    go

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