Recently, details of Intel’s upcoming Atom SoC (System-on-a-Chip) processor (codenamed ‘ValleyView‘) have been leaked on August 15 at Chinese Web site Baidu. According to the leaked document, the company will release one, two, and four cores Atom SoC processors. The clock speed range of the processors are 1.2GHz to 2.4GHz and supports a Generation-7 graphics processing unit (GPU), overall almost seven times faster than current Atom processors.
The ValleyView processors are based on the Silvermont architecture and the processors are part of Intel’s Bay Trail platform. Intel has designed ValleyView-I for industrial and automotive application purpose, ValleyView-D for desktop systems, ValleyView-T for small devices and ValleyView-M for netbooks.
The ValleyView SoC processors will have either a dual or single channel memory controller that will support up to 8 GB of DDR3L-1066 or DDR3L-1333 RAM, Intel HD audio, PCi-E 2.0, SATA 2.0, even USB 2.0 and 3.0.
According to the leaked document, Intel will release its ValleyView processors in the second half of 2013.