Two New Intel Atom Cherry Trail SOCs Launched
Intel Atom Cherry Trail SOCs just got two new models inducted in the lineups namely x5-Z8550 and x7-Z8750. Previously there have been one Atom x5-Z85xx series model numbered x5-Z8500 and one Atom x7-Z87xx series model numbered x7-Z8700 but the new models add one more to each.
Both the new processors are quad core SOCs that are based on 14nm technology and the new Cherry Trail design.
Among the different changes that have been introduced in these new processors are fixes to two issues i.e. “Alpha Blending and ASTC graphics errata.”
Other than this, they have rebranded graphics units called HD 400 and HD 405 (for the x5 and x7 respectively). For those who do not know, the HD 400 has 12 execution units while the HD 405 has 16.
Both of the Intel Atom SOCs come with LPDDR3-1600 memory; their single channel memory controller allows up to 8GB memory. That being said, they pack low power eighth generation GPUs with 200 / 600 MHz GPU Frequency and have the same L2 cache i.e. 2 MB and 4 CPU cores.
The primary difference is in the base and clocked speeds of the processors. The x5-Z8550 runs at 1.44 GHz while x7-Z8750 runs at 1.6 GHz. The former can be boosted to 2.4 GHz while the latter can be boosted to 2.56 GHz.
Thanks to the new core stepping, both the new SOCs are capable of higher burst frequencies. Produced in Type 4 BGA package, the new Intel Atom SOCs are now listed as launched in the product database of the company.