Intel’s new Bay Trail-T SoC appears to be ready for launch.
According to VR-Zone, the new SoC will official launch on 11 September, giving manufacturers plenty of time to come up with cheap x86 tablets in time for the holiday season.
It appears that Intel will introduce a total of four SKUs in the first batch. The Z3740 and Z3770 feature two memory channels, four CPU cores and 2MB of L2 cache. The Z3740D and Z3770D will be cheaper versions, with a single memory channel. The core count and cache size are the same across the range.
The Z3740 and Z3740D should end up clocked at 1.8GHz, while 3770-series parts will run at 2.4GHz. That sounds rather high for an x86 quad-core with a mobile thermal envelope.
The dual channel parts should offer 17.1GB/s memory bandwidth, while D-series parts with a single memory controller top out at 10.6GB/s. Non-D parts also support DDR3L-RS 1333 memory and up to 4GB of memory, while D-parts support DDR3-1066 and up to 2GB of memory.
The GPUs are different, too. D-parts support resolutions up to 1920x1200, while their non-D siblings can handle displays up to 2560x1600.
Since Intel doesn’t like to talk TDPs anymore, it is merely stating that the Scenario Design Power (SDP) of the chips is between 2W and 2.4W.