Start64!Intel still has a lot of work to do to cut in to ARM's hold on the tablet and smartphone market share, but as we head into 2014, the company is pulling out all the stops. Today a new Atom system on a chip (SoC) roadmap detailed Intel's plans for 2014 and 2015, with the goal of increasing CPU performance by five times and GPU performance by 15 times by 2016.

The performance Atom SoC line, currently 'Bay Trail', will be succeeded in late 2014 by 14nm 'Cherry Trail' silicon packing 'Airmont' CPU cores and next-generation Intel-developed graphics. The new, smartphone-specific dual-core 'Merrifield' Atom chips will begin appearing in devices at the start of 2014, with a quad-core variant expected in the second half of the year.