FUD Zilla delivers word that Intel's 22nm quad-core "Bay Trail" Atom processor should hit the market in Q3 2013. This new SoC promises double the performance of Intel chips found in the current generation of x86 tablets.
Intel also revealed that the new platform should hit the market this holiday season, with Windows or Android, and can deliver all-day battery life, weekends of standby and all that in sleek 8mm thin designs. We also learned that this 22nm quad core processor should debut between August and October 2013, ready to ship before the holiday season, in Q4 2013. The tablet part is simply called Bay Trail-T but so far we lack any frequencies or concrete performance details.
Intel is having limited success with the current generation of Atom tablets, but it is continuously getting better. The plan is to make two kinds of tablets one with Bay Trail-T and one with Atom Z2760 dual core Clovertrail 32nm inside and more powerful with Bar-Trail T a 22nm quad-core that might end up as fast as 2GHz.