MWC 2014: Intel Joins the 64-Bit Chip Race, Launches Merrifield and Moorefield Mobile Processors

2014-Feb-24 | Tags: intel

Start64!Qualcomm isn't the only chip maker to announce a 64-bit mobile processor platform at MWC 2014, as Intel has jumped in the same bandwagon not so long ago.

Intel has pulled the veil off the 64-bit Merrifield and Moorefield mobile processors. The first new Intel mobile CPU is an Atom Z3480 and arrives with two 2.13GHz cores. It's based on Intel's 22nm Silvermont microarchitecture and takes advantage of PowerVR Series 6 Grahpics IP core from Imagination Technologies.

Intel says it has bundled a new smart tech here and Merrifield is the first Atom SoC to take advantage of it. The "Integrated Sensor Solution" reportedly manages sensor data to keep applications running smoothly even if the device is in a low-power states. Expect Merrifield devices to appear somewhere around Q2 2014.