Pricing for Intel’s Atom Z670 processor has leaked, and it looks set to cost three times what NVIDIA is charging for its Tegra 2. According to Fudzilla, the 1.66GHz chip – which Intel expects to be used in tablets, such as Samsung’s Sliding PC 7, and bring the fight to ARM – will be an eye-watering $75 to OEMs. In return, they’ll get a 5W TDP chip with a single core, two threads and 512KB of cache.
Previous leaks had suggested that Intel would be offering the Z670 at $25 to OEMs agreeing to use MeeGo as their OS, while anybody wishing to opt for Windows 7 or another platform would have to pay more. Now, it seems, Windows 7 support will be present from the off, while MeeGo v1.2 and Android 2.3 Gingerbread/3.0 Honeycomb support will follow on at a later date.
The average price of a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 based processor, meanwhile, such as the NVIDIA Tegra 2, is around $20. The Oak Trail Z670 will be the most power-frugal of Intel’s Atom series.