That new processor smell has barely started to fade from Oak Trail
and we're already getting some tantalizing details about the next generation of Atom chips -- Cedar Trail
. As expected, Intel has moved to 32nm
, which allows it to cram the GPU and the CPU onto the same sliver of silicon. The first two models, the D2500 and D2700, will be dual-core, sport 1MB of L2 cache, and have a miserly TDP of 10w -- 3w lower than current dual-core Atoms. The former will be clocked at 1.86GHz with Hyper-Threading turned off, while the D2700 flips the switch on those two extra threads and kicks it up a notch to 2.13GHz. The new integrated graphics will boast better HD decoding and support for Blu-ray playback which, when combined with the taunts of fanless designs
and WiDi, make Cedar Trail a natural fit for the living room.