It’s not uncommon at all for us to learn about the future processors that are coming from Intel via leaked roadmap images from press or analyst events. The latest roadmap image leaked outlines Intel’s next-generation Atom processors aimed at the tablet market. The new processor is the Intel Bay Trail-T.
The roadmap shows that the Bay Trail-T processor will be on the market by 2014. The slide also shows that the new processor will be combined with the 22-nm SoC code-named Valley View-T. Reports indicate that while we are over a year away from the official launch of this next-generation tablet platform, Intel is already in talks with OEM partners to develop using the platform.
Some of the fruits from these partner talks are expected to be announced at CES 2013. The new platform seems to be significantly improved from the current Intel Clover Trail platform. Bay Trail-T is manufactured using a 22-nm process that reduces power consumption and increase performance. The current Clover Trailplatform uses a 32-nm process and the segment leading ARM Cortex-A15 uses a 28-nm process.
Intel says that the new platform will have a 50 to 60% performance improvement compared to Clover Trial. Intel also says that it will use half the power while offering the same performance. The platform will have quad cores operating at 2.1 GHz and support DX 11 graphics. The platform will support tablet resolutions up to 2560 x 1600. Bay Trail also has the option of including 3-D cameras capable of shooting 1080p resolution at 60 FPS.