Intel introduces Atom Z3000 Series SoC for Tablets and Hybrids

Intel Atom Z3000 Bay Trail-T

Intel has announced the Atom Z3000 Series SoC at the IDF 2013. This was previously called Bay Trail-T and was first announced in May, which is based on 22nm Silvermont Microarchitecture. This supports Android and full Windows 8 operating systems on mobile devices including tablets. The 22nm tri-gate transistors offers high performance and improves the efficiency and power sharing across the CPU and GPU, including graphics, camera and display processes.

Features of Intel Atom Z3000 Series (Bay Trail-T) SoC

  • Based on 22nm Silvermont Microarchitecture
  •  Intel Burst Technology 2.0 with four cores, four threads and 2MB L2 cache.
  • Intel HD Graphics Technology with Intel Clear Video HD Technology offers smooth, immersive gaming and vivid visual entertainment
  • Support for display resolutions of up to 2560×1600, dual independent displays, Intel Quick Synch Video and Intel Wireless Display.
  • Supports both Windows 8 and Android
  • Devices running on the new Intel Atom processors will have more than 10 hours of active battery life and three weeks of standby
  • More robust security engine and support for McAfee DeepSAFE,
  • Full application and peripheral compatibility and enterprise-grade management with support for Windows Pro features such as Domain Join and Group Policy.
  • Support for Intel Wireless Display, Miracast and Microsoft Instant Go for long battery life while keeping content fresh in standby

Intel has announced that they will release a version of the SoC with 64-bit support in the first quarter of 2014, which would include Intel Identity Protection Technology.  Tablets based on this latest Intel Atom Z3000 series SoC would be available at prices starting as low as $199. Bay Trail-powered devices would be available from OEMs from Q4 2013.

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