Intel Atom Z3000 Series “Bay Trail” SOCs Performance and Lineup Detailed – Powered by 22nm Silvermont Cores

Intel Atom Z3000 Series “Bay Trail” SOCs Performance and Lineup Detailed – Powered by 22nm Silvermont Cores

Intel’s Silvermont architecture powered Atom Z3000 series or Bay Trail
as it is formerly known is going to be unveiled on 11th September but
thanks to our sources, we have got the details regarding the low power
SOCs which would power the future generation of tablets and mobility

Intel Atom Z3000 Series “Bay Trail” SOCs Performance and Lineup Detailed

It is no doubt that the mobile market
has grown up tremendously in the recent year and consumers are leaning
towards low-power, portable devices day after day. Intel has been gearing up its Atom lineup for years now and now plays a major role in mobility devices. The Intel Atom
Z3000 series ‘Bay Trail’ SOCs would be powered by the latest 22nm
Silvermont architecture which would also be featured in the company’s
Avoton, Rangeley, Merrifield and a soon to be announced brand for
various platforms. The Atom Z3000 ‘Bay Trail’ would end up in tablets
and would feature enhanced performance over the past generation of Atom
processors and current competitors.

The Atom Z3000 series would be split into two product segments, the Atom Z3700 series would be Quad Core
variants targeted towards Windows and Android ecosystems while the Atom
Z3600 Dual Core SOCs would be targeted towards the Android OS. There
would be a total of six SKUs under the Atom Z3000 series which are
listed below:

Atom Z3000 Series Architecture

Intel Atom Z3000 SKUs Lineup:

Atom Z3000 Series Atom Z3770 Atom Z3770D Atom Z3740 Atom Z3740D Atom Z3680 Atom Z3680D
Process 22nm 22nm 22nm 22nm 22nm 22nm
Cores 4 4 4 4 2 2
L2 Cache 2 MB 2MB 2MB 2MB 1MB 1MB
Frequency 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz 1.8 GHz 1.8 GHz 2.0 GHz 2.0 GHz
Memory Technology LPDDR3-1067 DC DDR3L 1333 LPDDR3 1067 DDR3L 1333 LPDDR3 1067 DDR3L 1333
Memory Bandwdith 17.1 GB/s 10.6 GB/s 17.1 GB/s 10.6 GB/s 8.5 GB/s 10.6 GB/s
Memory Capcity 4 GB 2 GB 4 GB 2 GB 1 GB 2 GB
Display Resolution 2560×1600 1900×1200 2560×1600 1900×1200 1200×800 1900×1200

Intel Atom Z3000 Series Lineup SKU

The Silvermont core itself features higher performance through out of order execution engine, a new multi-and system fabric
architecture featuring new IA instructions on the level with Intel’s
Westmere Core series and new security and visualization technologies. On
the power side, the Silvermont would be highly efficient featuring
wider dynamic operating range and enhanced active and idle power
management. Not to mention the 22nm design itself which is built with
the latest 3D Tri-gate transistors which is specifically tuned for SOC products.

The Atom Z3000 Series architecture is powered by the above mention
Silvermont core, featuring support for LPDDR3-1067 and DDR3L-RS memory
configurations, Intel HD Graphics with Clear Video HD Technology with 4
Execution Units or EUs with 8 threads each. The graphics processor
would feature dynamic frequency mode adjusting the clock speeds from
high to low depending on the usage and supporting max resolution of

Intel Sivlermont Core

A single Bay Trail Atom Z3000 Series chip is going to offer
Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, 3G/LTE, PMIC, Sensor Hub, NFC, Audio Codec, Panel,
HDMI, Front Camera, Rear Camera, Touch Controller, NDR Flash, eMMC, SD
Card and USB 3.0/2.0.

Getting back to the graphics part, the Intel HD Graphics architecture
featured on the Atom Z3000 series comes with 4 Execution Units, SIMD32
which are a DX11 and Open GL ES 3.0 compatible graphics core supporting
ultra high resolutions and speeds of upto 667 MHz. On the media side,
the new Bay Trail SOCs would feature full HW acceleration and support
H.264, VC1, MPEG2, MVC, VP8, MPEF-4/H.263, MJPEG formats and also give
out HDCP 1.4 and HDCP 2.1.

Atom Z3000 Intel Burst Technology 2

The power and clock management is handled by the latest Intel Burst
Technology 2.0 which is similar to their Intel Turbo Boost 2.0. The tech
allows processor cores to run faster than their base frequency if they
are running below their power, current and temperature limits.

Finally the performance which detailed in the slides looks like an
incremental improvement over the past Atom cores and also the current
ARM based SOCs which include NVIDIA Tegra 4 with four Cortex A15 cores
and Qualcomm’s Snarpdragon 800 featuring four Krait400 cores. In single
and multi-threaded benchmarks, the Atom Z3770 is faster than both of the
fastest ARM solutions currently available. The graphics performance
also seems to be strong with 4.5 times the performance over the previous
generation Atom Z2760 Clover Trail and twice the improvement over
Quadcomm’s Snarpdragon S4 powered Dell XPS 10 and NVIDIA Tegra 3 powered
Microsoft Surface RT in 3DMark Ice Storm benchmark.

Atom Z3000 Series Bay Trail CPU Performance Atom Z3000 Series Bay Trail Gaming Performance

The Atom Z3000 Series ‘Bay Trail’ SOCs would be officially launched
on 11th September at IDF13 San Francisco. Moving into the future, Intel
would release Cherry Trail powered by the Broadwell GPU architecture
which means that in a year’s time, we would get around 50-70%
performance improvement over Intel’s current Bay trail HD graphics while
CPU side would be powered by the 14nm Airmont cores on both Cherry
Trail and its successor Willow Trail. More details regarding next
generation Atom chips can be found here.

Intel Atom Z3000 ‘Bay Trail’ Slides:

Intel Silvermont Architecture Intel Product Strategy 2013 Intel Bay Trail Z3000 Launch Intel Atom Z3000 Series Intel Atom Z3000 Series Bay Trail Bay Trail Z3000 Display Overview Bay Trail SOC Block Diagram Atom Z3000 Series Bay Trail TouchXPRT 2013 Atom Z300 Series Sysmark 2012 benchmark Atom Z3000 Intel Burst Technology

This article originally appeared on WCCFTech (Link)

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