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Intel announces two new Atom CPUs for phones and tablets

28 February, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Intel announces two new Atom CPUs for phones and tablets - read the full textIntel is serious about getting a piece of the handheld action this time - they announced two new processors and chipsets to join what's already powering the likes of the Lenovo K800 and the Orange Santa Clara. The first processor is called Atom Z2580 and features two cores (the same Medfield...


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> In reply to techqui_geek @ 2012-02-28 17:23 from n2K5 - click to readwhat what and who? i bet you work for the government

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  • 2012-04-19 02:46
  • jBtd

as far as i know, it was really a few years then, intel has planned "atom" for smaller devices like the netbooks, pdas, mobile phones. But i think, they really had to work hard to make perfect it. As we all know, most netbooks have it. It just really took them a long time, but i guess, it's not yet too late. Let's just see what they could do.

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  • 2012-03-12 03:08
  • j012

> In reply to ohm @ 2012-03-01 13:54 from PS69 - click to readI don't think cooling fans do have any scope for phones as its not laptop or desktop...

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  • 2012-03-11 08:28
  • PSdD

> In reply to Tom @ 2012-02-29 21:00 from n$ei - click to readSurely they can keep up, they are in the biz for a long time, it's a piece of cake for them.

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  • 2012-03-02 14:24
  • Pxk8

> In reply to Rithea @ 2012-02-29 00:25 from 693E - click to readi love how you have no idea how computers work =D

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  • 2012-03-01 21:00
  • n2T7

cant imagine cooling fan at the back
of your phone..

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  • 2012-03-01 13:54
  • PS69

Does it mean that you will be able to install ms dos (also any windows) an a phone as main os?

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  • 2012-03-01 01:28
  • gD77

It is too late and too little for Intel to enter the mobile and portable devices as dominate by ARM processor.

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  • 2012-02-29 21:00
  • n$ei

Great news. Intel was destined to enter this market segment, being a invincible player in desktop market. I hope Intel will release something as good Sandy bridge in mobile CPU market that is going to completely outperform the Qualcomm, Apple etc processors.

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  • 2012-02-29 19:33
  • vGCQ

> In reply to techqui_geek @ 2012-02-28 17:23 from n2K5 - click to readWould also like to see it in an Nokia - maybe in the 808 PureView successor next year!!

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  • 2012-02-29 13:18
  • 0}$r

LIKE! Thats all what an smartphone needs, and not some stupid quad-core's!!

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  • 2012-02-29 13:13
  • 0}$r

> In reply to hi @ 2012-02-28 12:02 from Lh@5 - click to readThat part of the article is based on an Anandtech article to quote "The SGX 544 is similar to the 543 used in Apple's A5, however it adds support for Direct3D 9_3. At 533MHz you can expect roughly twice the shader/compute performance of the 543MP2 that's in the A5." You can read the whole article here: Before you so glibly contradict anyone, please read up a little bit more.

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  • 2012-02-29 11:21
  • t7Ev

> In reply to blueglue @ 2012-02-28 14:08 from D1SL - click to readIntel introduced HT technology so they can offer something a dual core CPU could do but at a much cheaper price...

For those who don't know, HT simply means 2 threads that are run at both the same time and they both execute at the same time... before HT, on a single core, we had a race condition where 1 thread would finish before the other thread....

HT eliminated 1 thread finishing first as both threads will execute at the exact same time so they both finish at the same time, same thing could be achieved by using a 2 core CPU for example 1 CPU would deal with all the graphics on 1 thread, and the 2d CPU would control the 2nd core and deal with all the sound... 50/50 directing the processor...

obviously, 1 processor could be maxed out to 100% to do what 2 cores do by using HT... HT makes it easier for single core processors, dual, quad core makes HT seem like a marketing tactic that's not going to work with any device with more than 1 CPU.

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  • 2012-02-29 07:24
  • sG%5

I think that intel should have come early and would have easily won because no 1 noes snapdragon or d odrs but people would have been happy came to know that their phone is powered by a intel processor and would have felt like they have a computer

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  • 2012-02-29 05:21
  • 9CHE

> In reply to techqui_geek @ 2012-02-28 17:23 from n2K5 - click to readI agree on you for that. but Intel works w/ Google and Motorola now.

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  • 2012-02-29 05:11
  • 9Lax

intel is working with moto and goole now. a very excellent partnership

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  • 2012-02-29 01:40
  • 9Lax

The highest end one would have been the best SoC today. But next year? I don't think so...

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  • 2012-02-29 01:30
  • 4I84

Why interl graphic is so poor compared to NVIDIA. I noticed that last version of Macbook air or Macbook pro that used interl graphic is not as good as NVIDIA graphic. I think if apple use intel graphic chip the quality of apple will be downgrated.

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  • 2012-02-29 00:25
  • 693E

> In reply to Dh33r4j @ 2012-02-28 14:20 from YTKN - click to readIvy Bridge isn't even out yet.

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  • 2012-02-28 21:49
  • vaPA

> In reply to Geo @ 2012-02-28 17:39 from MCq% - click to readIt probably would've been in Nokia phones if Nokia didn't ditch Intel with MeeGo.

I don't think Intel wants to work with Nokia at the moment.

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  • 2012-02-28 18:22
  • jxxN

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