Intel unveils new system-on-a-chip – Clovertrail+
Today at the mobile world congress Intel has announced their new Atom processor – Clovertrail+. It is expected to be much better than the previous generations Medfield and Clovertrail.
Clovertrail+ will come in three stock-keeping units (Atom Z2580 will be the fastest, and Z2560 and Z2520 will come after it) and their parts will be similar, but the rates will vary – 2GHz, 1.6GHz and 1.2GHz respectively. CPU-wise, Clovertrail+ features an additional Saltwell CPU core which will be based on 32nm processing and will maintain Hyper Threading – this means there will be four threads now. This extra CPU core will make the Clovertrail+ twice as fast as the Medfield.
What is more interesting is the graphics enhancement. The PowerVR SGX540 GPU will be replaced with the far more powerful SGX544MP2. In other words, the GPU in Clovertrail+ will be more powerful than what Apple uses in its third generation iPad – A5X. The SKUs mentioned above will have 533MHz, 400MHz and 300MHz clock speed respectively. According to Intel, this GPU will be three times faster than the one previously used and the supported resolution becomes 1920×1200.
The SoC will use the same memory interface – 2x32bit LPDDR2, but now it is quite faster – 1066MHz instead of 800MHz. The first phone to use the chipset will is Lenovo K900. See the hands-on video bellow.