Intel’s 64-bit Atom chip for mobile devices coming next year

Intel's 64-bit Atom chip for mobile devices coming next year

At a recently ended Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel said that Apple won’t be the only company designing 64-bit mobile processors for long. The chip making giant said that the 64-bit Atom platform will be released in the first quarter of 2014, hinting us we’ll likely see these in action either at CES in Las Vegas or Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Meanwhile, Intel will be pitching its Bay Trail platform that competes with ARM based mobile processors. Depending on the model, these chips sport either dual or quad cores SoCs, and the most powerful chip, the quad core Z3770, clocks at 2.4GHz while supporting screen resolutions of up to 2,560 x 1,600 pixels.

The whole Bay Trail Z3000 series is designed for tablets running Android or Windows 8.1, and we expect that the first devices rocking these chips will be unveiled by the end of the year.

Back to 64-bit computing. Aside from Intel, Samsung is also working on such CPUs and we expect these will be implemented in the next smartphone from the Galaxy S series. By that time Android will hopefully support 64-bit computing…

[Via: phandroid]

  • PeterSteinbeck

    Until Android supports it, 64-bit chips are pretty much useless (for Android users).

  • deathdealer351

    baytrail should be 64 bit already I have a netbook that is 3 years old older n series atoms and it runs win7 64 bit just fine.

  • Joe Blo

    64 bit iPhone means nothing…they don`t have enough RAM to make a difference.
    4GB RAM short. Oops…Apple forgot to mention that…plus Bay Trail kicks S7 arse.

  • shaun firtell

    Samsung makes the 64 bit chip in the new iPhone, no doubt they will toss it in the next galaxy after seeing how jealous for no real reason android owners are all of a sudden.

  • David Spagnolo

    Android natively supports 64 bit.

  • vikings football

    apple knowing that samsung is about to hit 4gb of ram… knew that 64bit processing would be implemented by samsung…decided it was better to stick a 64bit processor in their latest iphone knowing that it wasnt really needed (no current benefit)…but did so just to brag about being the first to do it. for any isheep to brag about apple being the first to use 64bit processor is like having themselves to take it up their own buts for apple being late to the 4g radios implementation…or that apple will be the last (big name or small) mobile phone maker to use 2gb of ram in their iphones…as well as implementing a screen size over 4 inches.

  • Peter

    Already next year??!;)

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