Specifications of Briarwood Atom processors

In September we published details of Centerton products for microservers. Centerton parts are implemented as a System on a Chip (SoC), that combines dual-core Atom CPU with DDR3 memory controller and peripheral controllers, such as PCI Express 2.0, UART, and several others. The parts will be clocked at 1.6 GHz and 2 GHz, and they were scheduled to launch this quarter. Next quarter Intel is going to release Briarwood SoCs, aimed at SBB and SAN based storage devices. Briarwood products will share many features with the Centerton parts, however there will be a few important differences, such as additional on-chip components, and higher Thermal Design Power. Intel plans three Briarwood SKUs, S1269, S1279 and S1289, that will differ by performance, power consumption and price.

Briarwood SoCs will integrate two "Saltwell" Atom cores and a single-channel DDR3 memory controller. Atom cores will be clocked at 1.6 GHz on the S1269 and S1279 models, and at 2 GHz on the S1289 SKU. The cores will support Hyper-Threading and Virtualization technologies, and SIMD instructions up to SSE3. On-chip memory controller will support up to 8 GB of DDR3-1333 ECC memory. Some features, such as DDR scrambler and Memory scrubbing, will be incorporated directly into the memory controller. Another feature of Briarwood Atoms will be integrated quad-channel Crystal Beach DMA engine, which will support RAID 5, 6 and DIF. Integrated peripherals will include UART, SPI and SMBus controllers, legacy I/O components, and 32 lanes of PCI-e 2.0 on the S1269, or 40 lanes on the other two SKUs. Thermal Design Power of Briarwood SoCs will range from 11.7 Watt for the S1269, and up to 14.1 Watt for the S1289:

Atom S1269 2 4 1.6 GHz DDR3-1333 11.7 Watt
Atom S1279 2 4 1.6 GHz DDR3-1333 13.1 Watt
Atom S1289 2 4 2 GHz DDR3-1333 14.1 Watt

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There are 7 comments posted

1080 capable Atom

2012-11-14 16:39:53
Posted by: Gonzales

I wish there one day were Atom, 1080 capable, with post-processing, x64. That would be the ultimate solution, for many users. Well .. at least until 4k gets main-stream ..


2012-11-15 10:08:01
Posted by: Igor

My netbook's Atom N2600 already plays Blu Ray 1080p.
But that's possible thanks to CoreAVC (highly optimizied H.264/AVC) decoder with GPU hardware acceleration. Doesn't drop a single frame if I use it with Windows Media Player


2012-11-16 22:08:19
Posted by: Gonzales

yes, but what I am interested in is post-processing, color enhancement etc like in SMPlayer .. and unfortunately no Atom will do, not in M$ Win not in Ubuntu, not on any platform.


2012-11-16 06:22:11
Posted by: Bob

Gonzales: Buy an AMD E2-1800 APU. It will do the job.


2012-11-16 22:10:52
Posted by: Gonzales

yes I know, just disappointed intel has yet been unable to deliver the solution in this area. one day, perhaps next year will bring it ..

So sad ...

2012-11-17 04:44:02
Posted by: Cain

Ultimate Intel fanboy!


2012-11-18 17:33:12
Posted by: Gonzales

sort of .. the D2700 is quite enough for this, they just have failed to hook it up with proper graphics and/or provide x64 drivers ..

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