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Intel refreshes Atom line with reduced power draw, enhanced speed

updated 04:00 pm EDT, Mon May 6, 2013

Specific processor models not revealed at Intel's briefing

In Intel's second major technology announcement in the span of a week, the chip manufacturer has revealed a refresh of its Atom processor line. Intel's new "Silvermont" architecture promises faster speeds and reduced power draw with what the company calls best-in-class performance plus power efficiency.

The renovation is the first Atom line using a 22nm fabrication process, with plans to migrate to 14nm with the upcoming Airmont line and a future line as yet unnamed. The company calls the Silvermont like the first in a family of yearly refreshes.

Specifics for the chip line were slim at today's announcement, but Intel did note that the chip is aimed at a "wide range of low-power products" from phones to servers. The chip line is said to have a three times greater peak performance over the previous line, or the same performance with only 20 percent of the power consumption.

Enhancements in the chip line include an Out-of-Order Execution engine, up to eight cores on one processor, new IA instructions including Core Westmere SSE4.1, SSE4.2, and AES-N. Intels' new security and virtualization technologies are also integrated with Intel OS Guard, and support for McAfee DeepSAFE.



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