Intel is going right after ARM with its new Atom Bay Trail-T processor. This new chip is designed to provide a far more powerful tablet experience than the company’s Clover Trail CPU found in several Windows 8 and Android slates. The 22-nanometer platform allows for more efficient battery use, as well as better overall performance for apps and games. We’re talking double the performance and three times the graphics muscle. From 4K video playback to OS compatibility, here are the five things you need to know about Intel Bay Trail.
We tested a quad-core Z3770 Bay Trail-powered tablet against an Acer Iconia W3 running on Clover Trail, and the new Atom chip significantly outperformed its predecessor. The Bay Trail tablet performed 80 percent better than the W3 on the PCMark 7 performance test, and nearly quadrupled the W3’s score on the 3DMark Ice Storm graphics test. These statistics held up in real-world situations, as the Bay Trail tablet instantly loaded a 36-MP photo and ran the high-action “Torchlight II” game with ease.
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