Intel Silvermont to offer more CPU power and longer battery life
Most of the contemporary smartphones use the ARM-based processors, including every iPhone and Android tablets. But in the near future we may see a new type of chips to challenge the traditional ones. Intel promised to develop energy efficient processors six years ago. Since then, Intel failed several times in its attempts to bring the idea into reality. This year, Intel introduced Silvermont with its new 22nm architecture with the promise that it wound surpass any available ARM-based processor. According to the company, the Silvermont processors will perform three times better or have five times lower energy consumption with the same performance as the current Atom core. If it happens, it would be a serious boost in performance and/or battery-efficiency.
According to the charts, even a new dual-core chip can surpasses the competitor’s quad-core processors at one watt power. If the Silvermont processors appear in tablets and notebooks, they would completely trounce the competitors with just 1.5 watts of disposal, according to the test results. Except an improved performance and longer battery life, Intel promises also improved mobile graphic capabilities by switching to the Intel HD GPU cores available in the latest portable and desktop processors.
Intel confirms that both GPU and CPU would offer a doubled performance – great news for all users who want to buy some not so expensive Windows 8 tablet. And that tablet would perform much better than its competitor having an ARM based processor. The main challenge for Intel in a later stage would be to find a way to tempt the biggest OEM to use their chips. If Intel succeeds in delivering the product as planned, the company could regain its market share. So, if everything is fine, we can expect even more efficient 14nm chips next year.