Baytrail IDF 2013 Deep-Dive Event. Notes and Images

Updated on 18 March 2014 by

At a Baytrail press event at IDF we’ve just had a more detailed update on what’s happening.

Baytrail is the new low-power architecture platform that scales from small tablets to 2-in-1 and desktop devices across, mainly, Android and Windows 8.

Intel PR announcement here.

UMPCPortal BayTrail Launch article

Here are the main points, some notes and images from the event.

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Baytrail (Z3000-series) focus is on tablets with Atom branding today but Pentium and Celeron will be used for notebooks and desktops.

Question: Does 2-in-1 fall under tablets or notebooks! (When will 2-in-1 launch)

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8-inch tablets less than 8mm. Many systems with at least 10hrs battery life. More than 3-weeks of standby time. (Connected Standby)

Question: Are all Windows 8 devices on Baytrail CS-enabled. (A later question alludes to the affirmative.)

3G and LTE options will be available. E.G. 7160 LTE modem built into one of the reference designs.

Graphics: Intel integrated graphics inside Baytrail. HD graphics (Gen-7 from Sandy Bridge) Quick-sync technology built-in (hardware encode and decode of video.)

Baytrail Performance

3DMark Ice Storm – Windows DX9 gaming. Baytrail wins across a range of devices today. Baytrail improves the score 6.2X over Clovertrail.

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There are some independent performance results already out.

Android and Windows 8 Gaming will, according to Intel, move from casual into more serious gaming. Asphalt 8 and Halo were demonstrated.

Intel talked about media creation. In a Mobile XPRT 2013 test (Android), Z3770 has 2.17x performance of Z2760 (Clovertrail)

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In TabletMark 1.0 (Windows)  Intel shows 2.14 improvement over Clovertrail.

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Intel Burst Technology 2.0

Intel refers to this as being in the right gear for the task. Intel mentions HUGI (Hurry Up Get Idle) for the first time in a few years. Getting things done more quickly can save battery.

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This slide shows some of the ecosystem partners involved with BayTrail products.

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Dell, ASUS, Acer, Toshiba came to stage to present their BayTrail products.

Dell Venue (Windows) tablet will launch on October 2nd in New York. The 8-inch tablet is less than 9mm thin. 400 grams. All day battery life.

ASUS T100  (Windows) will be unveiled later today. (Again!) Battery life is over 11 hours.

Acer: Iconia A1 (Android) on Baytrail-T. 7.9-inch screen. IPS screen. Battery life good enough for “3 movies.” Aspect 4:3. 5MP rear. 2MP front camera.

Toshiba Encore (Windows) tablet has 8-inch screen. 2MP front. 8MP rear cam. dual mics, stereo speakers. Office Home and Student included.

 

Notes From Q&A.

  • 64-bit devices will be rolling out in 2014, ni about 6 months.
  • First wave of products will be Windows systems. Android will follow closely behind.

 

We’ll try and get some hands-on with the devices that are here and update in a follow-up article.

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1 Comments For This Post

  1. DavidC1 says:

    The reason for Bay Trail T not supporting 64-bit has to do with Windows 8.1 not supporting Connected Standby on 64-bit, only 32-bit.

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