Intel Cedar Trail graphics twice as fast as Pine Trail?

December 10, 2009 at 11:53 am

Intel AtomIntel’s 2011 Atom chipset platform called Cedar Trail will have twice the graphics performance compared to the upcoming Intel Atom Pine Trail chipset according to Fudzilla. The actual processor part (codenamed Cedarview) will be based on a 32mn fabrication process, compared to the 45nm Intel Pineview CPUs.

Intel Pineview will have a GPU performance that matches what we already have in the market, whilst Cedarview will be twice as good when measured by 3DMark06. Of course, even twice as good is still not good enough. Given that most N270/N280 Atom-based netbooks achieve a 3DMark06 score around 100, twice is that is still useless for most 3D software. However, Cedarview will benefit from the ability to play 1080p video content. Intel Pine Trail is set to launch on January 3rd 2010, with Cedar Trail expected in late 2011.

Intel’s 2011 Cedarview CPU 10-15 percent faster than Pineview

November 25, 2009 at 4:46 pm

Intel AtomThose hoping that Intel’s next generation of Atom processors will see a spike in clock speeds will be disappointed. Fudzilla is reporting that the Intel Atom Cedarview processors, due to launch in 2011, will see clock speeds just 10-15 percent above that for Pineview.

Intel Atom Pineview processors are set to launch in the New Year, with the mainstream processor being the 1.66GHz N450 Atom. However, it’s worth remembering that the Cedarview speed increases will come with a lower thermal envelope. The chips will also support a maximum resolution of 1080p@120Hz or 2560×1600@60Hz along with HDMI 1.3a, DisplayPort 1.1a as well as older VGA interfaces.

Intel’s Cedar Trail will be 32nm; supports DDR3 memory & HD video

November 20, 2009 at 10:50 am

Intel AtomInitial details on Intel’s successor to the Pine Trail chipset emerged yesterday. Whilst Pine Trail (and its processor codenamed Pineview) has not even hit netbooks yet, we found out that the next chipset will be named Cedar Trail. The next-gen Atom processor part will aptly be named Cedarview, following on the naming convention used with Pine Trail.

Fudzilla has some further information regarding Cedar Trail and confirms that it will use a 32nm fabrication process. The Cedarview processor part is likely to launch in 2011. It will include a new memory controller and will support single-channel DDR3 memory.

The Cedar Trail chipset will also support both HD video content and DirectX 10.1 graphics. This new graphics core will support LVDS, eDP, HDMI and DisplayPort that the forthcoming Pineview processor lacks. It will also include Blu-ray and twin-display support. We’ll bring you further details on the Cedar Trail chipset and Cedarview processors as we get them.