VR Zone reports Intel demonstrated a tablet running its 64-bit "Silvermont" Atom architecture. The demonstration was given at an investor meeting last week, Intel said devices based on this platform will be available in 2014.
During the conference, Intel claimed by utilizing a 64-bit architecture, there would be some gains in performance, which could be as high as 40 percent when using tools like Adobe Photoshop. Intel has always been staunchly behind the Windows platform, but this time around it might put its stake in Google.
Brian Krzanich, Chief Executive Officer of Intel, announced during the conference that tablets running the 64-bit Atom SoC on Windows 8.1 will be available in 2014, followed by a bevy of tablets that feature the same 64-bit processors for Android.
“What we are doing with our product roadmap and SoCs is that we drive to lower costs and profitable stages. But that is not enough. What we really want to do is to take a lot of the innovation and differentiation we are able to do up on the PC and bring that down into tablets,” Krzanich said.