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Betting On Bay Trail: Intel's Atom Overhaul Tested: - Betting On Bay Trail: Intel's Atom Overhaul Tested:
Sat, Sep 21 2013 | 4:03PM | Filed under: CPU / Processors| PermaLink Posted by: STAFF

Intel has done some impressive things with Atom, including its first serious forays into mobile phones and tablets, but the Bonnell microarchitecture that debuted in 2008 was explicitly designed to emphasize low power consumption, not performance. ARM has released multiple processor updates since 2008 -- the Cortex-A8 debuted that year, followed by the Cortex-A9 and the Cortex-A15, while Intel's in-order Atom contented itself with die shrinks and feature integration. Such efforts gave us Medfield and Clover Trail devices, but they also risked Intel being permanently painted as an also-ran

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