Intel prepares Cedar Trail platforms for launch
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
Intel is planning the release of its latest atom based platforms. The integrated Cedar trail platform will come to market on no less than 11 motherboards, some European retailers have started listing them as of today. The Cedar Trail platform is based of the Cedarview Atom processors which are the first atoms to be constructed from Intel’s 32nm manufacturing process. The overall package runs on a 10W TDP whilst maintaining a board form factor of 220mm by 220mm which is 20mm under the mATX form factor standard.
In the graphics department Intel have reportedly used the SGX 545 core from PowerVR in order to give twice the graphical performance of the previous generation Atoms. However, there are still quite serious Direct X issues which mean that the new Atoms will only be Direct X 9.0 capable so miss out on all the features of Direct X 10,10.1 and 11. The Atoms feature an updated HDMI controller which now supports up to 1.3a.
No specifications on the motherboards are known yet but like we said there will be 11 of them ranging from the cheapest D2500HN which has a dual core 1.8GHz Atom priced at €56 for the platform all the way up to the best platform which is the D2700DC and this has a 2.13GHz Atom and costs €75. Five of the boards feature the faster D2700 Atom and the other six feature the slower D2500 Atom. Retailers say they hope to start shipping these to customers in about 2 weeks.