Vigile writes: Even though we have seen Intel's Medfield processor find its way into a few cell phones in the European market, the first real test for Intel's push into the SoC world comes with the release of Windows 8 this fall and the barrage of tablets that will launch using the new Atom Z2760 processor. Based on the Clover Trail design, the Z2760 is a dual-core HyperThreaded x86 in-order part running at 1.8 GHz and using a low power DDR2 memory controller at 800 MHz. Built on the HKMG 32nm process technology, the latest Atom has a lot to live up to in order to compete with the ARM-based Windows RT tablets being released in the same window though Intel claims that its battery life will rival the best current Android devices can offer, using some normalized battery benchmarks as evidence.
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