Tablet Intel Bay Trail, Clover Trail, and Windows 8
The first wave of tablet with Windows 8 should arrive in stores during the next November. This at least is what would reveal an anonymous source but very near the Redmond company, claiming that the period corresponds to the one in which the new Intel Atom Clover Trail, in turn, would reach the market. The latter as we know it will be a dual core powered with the new 32 nm production process, which should allow a high autonomy.
Clover Trail, however, will not be the only processor that Windows 8 will work. There are of course also slate high-end equipped with processors Ivy Bridge, not to mention those who adopt the APU AMD, while a second version of Windows 8, RT and formerly known as Windows on ARM, will adopt the ARM RISC chip, Nvidia, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments. The source then adds more details. First of all, States that there will be only tablet, but that over 50% of the over 12 design expected to debut Windows 8 will consist of hybrid device from tablet with keyboard, is also scrolling that can be integrated separately.
Obviously the latter models will be precisely those equipped with the Ivy Bridge. Eventually colleagues of CNET reported a final revelation, this yea totally unexpected. According to the source, in fact, Intel is working on a new version of Atom, developed with 22 nm production process, which should follow to Clover Trail in 2013 and should ensure much higher performance while maintaining consumption aligned with those of his predecessor. His code name at the moment would be Bay Trail.
The news itself is not new, in fact, seen by that time we knew well the Intel roadmap, which so far only the successor to 22 nm of Clover Trail was designated codenamed Silvermont. The possible change of name could therefore indicate a change of technical content, although at present we know much more. According to the source, however, the chip should integrate inside also a module for Infineon 3 g/4 g networks and this could be the main novelty to justify a possible change of code. Then it only remains to wait for further guidance on the same Intel.