Intel Announces Two New Atom CPUs For Phones And TabletsBy cheatmaster 01:49 Tue, 13 Jul 2021 Comments
Intel is serious about getting a piece of the handheld action this time - they announced two recent processors and chipsets to join what's already powering the likes of the Lenovo K800 and the Orange Santa Clara.
The first processor is called Atom Z2580 and features two cores (the same Medfield design like the fist one) with HyperThreading allowing the processor to run four threads simultaneously. It will be clocked at 1.3GHz, potentially going up to 1.8Giga Hertz (GHz) with Turbo Boosts.
It's paired with a powerful GPU too - PowerVR SGX544MP2, which is supposed to double the performance of an SGX543MP2 found in the iPhone 4S.
Intel have their own LTE-capable modem that will work with the Atom Z2580 and all these components will be shown off in a brand recent reference design.
With a small luck, it will go the way of the Santa Clara and be offered as a consumer phone too. However, that's unlikely to happen before the first half of 2013 at the earliest .
The second chipset includes the Atom Z2000, a low-discontinue single-core processor running at 1Giga Hertz (GHz) and without HyperThreading. There's a downclocked SGX540 GPU and an Intel-made HSPA+ modem.
The Atom Z2000 will acquire its own reference design and will taracquire low-discontinue phones. There's no word on availability, but probably won't be soon either.
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