Intel Silvermont microarchitecture unveiled for next-generation mobile devices

Intel Silvermont microarchitecture unveiled for next-generation mobile devices

Intel has a name in the desktop computing with its renowned ‘Core i’ series chips. But still due to only few successful players in the mobile industry, Intel is trying hard in maintaining a high position in the world of smart devices. After unveiling Clover Trail+, Intel has now recently unveiled its upcoming 22nm microarchitecture as Silvermont for next-generation mobile devices. As the earlier launched Clover Trail+ is only available on a handful range of devices including Lenovo K900, the company wants to expand its name with the upcoming Silvermont chips.

Intel Silvermont

Intel Silvermont unveiled with microarchitecture construction

On announcing the new Intel Silvermont microarchitecture, Dadi Perlmutter, Intel executive vice president and chief product officer said;

“Silvermont is a leap forward and an entirely new technology foundation for the future that will address a broad range of products and market segments. Early sampling of our 22nm SoCs, including “Bay Trail” and “Avoton” is already garnering positive feedback from our customers. Going forward, we will accelerate future generations of this low-power microarchitecture on a yearly cadence.”

The new Silvermont microarchitecture is designed as a 22nm Tri-Gate SoC manufacturing process. The new design is claimed to have an increase in performance and energy efficiency than the previous Atom generations. Intel claims that the new microarchitecture is designed to give more than 3 times faster performance with 5 times lesser power consumption than the earlier Atom chips. Besides comparison with the earlier Atom chips, Intel has further claimed that the Silvermont SoC will have 2 times more performance with 4.3 times lesser power consumption than the competition.

Intel Silvermont

Intel Silvermont comparison with competition

The new 22nm structure is especially designed for next-generation tablets, smartphones, micro-servers, network infrastructure, storage and other market segments including entry laptops and in-vehicle infotainment. The new range of chipsets based on Silvermont microarchitecture are expected to be available in the market in the later part of the year 2013.

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