Intel's Atom Processors Offer Enhanced Gaming For Smartphones And Tablets

Intel announced Monday, Feb. 25 at the Mobile World Congress that among its new products are new dual Intel Atom Processors designed for smartphones and tablets. This 32-nanometer technology promises improved mobile Web browsing with smooth and seamless multitasking.

The new lineup includes three processor speeds, the 2.0GHz Z2580, the 1.6 GHz Z2560 and the 1.2 GHz Z2520. Power management and security are enhanced with new firmware and drivers to optimize Google Android. Smooth HD video and out of this world 3D graphics are what mobile users seek, and the new chipsets support performance boosts with the SGX 544MP2 GPU.

"Today's announcements build on Intel's growing device portfolio across a range of mobile market segments," said Hermann Eul, vice president and co-general manager of Intel's Mobile and Communications Group. "In less than a year's time we have worked closely with our customers to bring Intel-based smartphones to market in more than 20 countries around the world, and have also delivered an industry-leading low-power Atom SoC tablet solution running Windows* 8, and shipping with leading OEM customers today."

The new chipsets offer support for two cameras capable of enhanced imaging, enable HDR image capturing, panorama capturing and real-time facial recognition. For high tech security, the Atom SoC ("Clover Trail+") platform comes with Intel Identity Protection (IPT), ensuring protection for users while online banking, shopping, gaming and social networking. To incorporate this technology, Intel is working with major banks and security organizations. Among them are Feitia, Garanti Bank, Mastercard, McAfee, SecureKey Technologies Inc., Symantec, Vasco Security International and Visa.  

"Our second-generation product delivers double the compute performance and up to three times the graphics capabilities, all while maintaining competitive low power," said Eul. "As we transition to 22nm Atom SoCs later this year, we will take full advantage of the broad spectrum of capabilities enabled by our design, architecture, 22nm tri-gate transistor technology, and leading-edge manufacturing to further accelerate our position."

The first device to feature the new platform will be the Levono IdeaPhone K900 smartphone, which will have the Intel Atom Z2580 processor.  The phone was revealed last month at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and is set to be released in China in the second quarter of this year and select international markets shortly after that.

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