Next generation of microprocessors for tablets will be codenamed "Cherry Trail-T", and will be manufactured on 14nm technology. Compared to currently produced "Bay Trail-T" products, future chips will feature higher clock speeds, better graphics performance and more memory bandwidth. These and other details on "Cherry Trail-T" processors were published this week by VR-Zone China.
Based on a slide, posted by VR-Zone China, Cherry Trail-T systems on a chip (SoC) will have 4 CPU cores, and will lack Hyper-Threading technology. The processors will feature several improvements, aimed at boosting CPU and GPU performance. The maximum burst frequency of Cherry Trail-T parts will be increased to 2.7 GHz. Integrated memory controller will work with LPDDR3 and DDR3L-RS memory, and will be enhanced to support 1600 MHz data rates, which in turn will increase the maximum available memory bandwidth to 25.6 GB/s. The maximum amount of supported memory will be doubled to 8 GB. Integrated graphics unit will be upgraded to Gen8 architecture. The SoCs will come with Display Port 1.2, eDP 1.4 and HDMI 1.4b interfaces, and will support DirectX 11.1, OpenGL 4.2, OpenCL 1.2 and OGL ES 3.0 APIs. The "Cherry Trail-T" processors will be compatible with Windows 8.1 and Android operating systems.
It is expected that Intel may disclose details on Cherry Trail-T chips next fall at Intel Development Forum.