Intel Engineer Confirms 22 nm Atom Will be Named "Valley View"

Intel logoWhile most tech fans are familiar with Haswell, Intel upcoming early 2013 22 nm successor to the Sandy Bridge architecture, Intel's plans for Atom in 2013 were a bit hazier, although most assumed it had something to do with "22 nm" and "3D transistor".

Now, thanks to a slide deck published by Advantech and a set of open source graphics drivers published by Intel and analyzed by Phoronix, there's now two sources of confirmation that Intel's 22 nm Atom offering will be named Valley View (or VWV, for short).

VWV is part of a platform named Balboa Pier, which the slides indicate is a direct successor to CedarView, one of Intel's current mobile platforms. The chip will apparently ditch the third party PowerVR graphics from Imagination Technologies and instead use Intel's own in-house integrated GPU, found in Ivy Bridge. The Ivy Bridge GPU is estimated to be 20 to 50 percent faster than the GPU in Sandy Bridge, which in turn is more powerful than the old PowerVR chip.

In other words, this will be a big bump graphics-wise -- a clear effort to keep up with AMD graphics-centric approach to systems-on-a-chip. Overall graphics perfromance is expected to see a 4x bump. Intel engineer Jesse Barnes explains to a public mailing list (whoops!), "ValleyView is a CedarView-like chip but with an Ivybridge graphics core."

Intel Engineer Confirms 22 nm Atom Will be Named Valley View

The analysis of the graphics driver indicated that VWV will feature a Turbo Mode, although the implementation will differ from its 22 nm brothers, Haswell and Ivy Bridge.

A second slide indicates that VWV atoms will support up to four cores, 8 GB of DDR3 memory, and USB 3.0.

Source: DailyTech

Tags: 22 nm, Atom, CPUs, Intel

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was famously resistant to the idea of including a stylus with the iPhone
 
Is there a way to turn off the iPhone or iPad that doesn't require a button?
 
The introduction of video advertising follows Microsoft's decision to allow LinkedIn users to upload video
 
Quick test proves fast charging isn’t as fast as promised
 
Amazon has tapped Taiwan-based Makalot Industrial Co. to make apparel for its sportswear line
 
Microsoft moves the controls to the Settings app
 
 
With the head of Samsung Group facing prison time, CEO calls for company to "start anew"
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (4)