Intel Unveils New 64-Bit Processors Aimed at Tablets and Smartphones, the Z3480 and Z3580

Intel has revealed the details of two new 64-bit processors, which are aimed at tablets and smartphones. The company unveiled the Intel Atom Processor Z3480, known as Merrifield, and the Intel Z3580 known as Moorefield. The Z3580 is a quad-core processor clocked at 2,3GHZ, and is optimized for Android devices. The Z3480 includes a PowerVR G6400 GPU along with its dual-cores, and is optimized for the Intel XMM 7160 LTE Modem. That means cheap, powerful processors with integrated LTE will be landing in mobile devices in the near future.

Here’s a look at the Intel Z3480 Merrifield SoC:

  • 2.13 GHz dual-core 64-bit-ready SoC
  • Intel’s 22nm process technology on Silvermont microarchitecture
  • 13 MP support hardware-capable; 8 MP enabled on Form Factor Device (FFD)
  • LPDDR3 memory, 2×32 bit, up to 4 GB; 8.5 GB/s
  • USB 3.0; eMMC 4.5
  • Android 4.4.2 OS support
  • 1080p 60 fps video recording and playback
  • H.265 (HEVC) and VP9 support
  • Imagination PowerVR G6400 GPU
  • Intel Mobile Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)
  • Intel XMM 7160 LTE Modem for 4G, 3G and 2G
  • Bluetooth 4.0 low energy, Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac)
  • Digital Rights Management (DRM) support
  • HDCP 2.x for premium content over HDMI

In addition to announcing the new SOCs, Intel revealed that the company has partnered with Lenovo, ASUS and Foxconn to put the new processors in future devices. Devices utilizing the Intel Atom Z3480 are anticipated to release in Q2 2014, while devices rocking the Intel Atom Z3580 are expected to land on store shelves in the second half of 2014.

via: fonearena

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