x Series Intel Atom Processors Aim at Phones & Tablets

intel Atom x series

Intel was, unsurprisingly, highlighting the Spectre X360 on its booth. The company was also talking about its support of EMBMS and Multicast video which it can support via its 7260 modem platform. It was demonstrating the technology in collaboration with Ericsson’s core network group and had three services and live communications running simultaneously.

The main announcement at the show was of new Atom processors. These range from the x3-C3130 which includes an integrated 3G modem. It has dual 1GHz 64 bit technology with a Mali 400 MP2 GPU and is for entry level devices. The x3-C3230RK boosts this to a quad core CPU and Mali 450 MP4 graphics. The x5 Wi-Fi only version is also aimed at the $150-$250 segment. For mid-range and high end phones and tablets, Intel has the x5 and x7 (previously known as Cherry Trail) which are built using 14nm process technology and have Intel “Generation 8” graphics. These chips do not have integrated modems and use external chips. The new x7 is said to double the performance of the Bay Trail processors, with 50% faster 3D graphics. They will also support RealSense 3D technology and Pro Widi for secure content wireless display.