Intel doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to bringing mobile silicon to market in a timely fashion, but we’re hoping that with Nvidia’s Kal-El nipping at their heels, they will be starting to turn that tradition around. If Intel’s Director of Product and Technology Media Relations Bill Kircos is to be believed, intel is all set to deliver a “nice one-two chip-software punch”, with the Atom Clover platform comprised of the Cloverview processor due out at the same time or even earlier than the turncoat Windows 8.
Whether it will be enough to stem the tide against x86 that an ARM-capable Windows 8 could bring is an entirely different matter altogether, but the planned switch to a 32nm manufacturing process should at least serve to keep costs under control as well as improve battery life. All in all, it;s good to see it’s not just Nvidia girding its loins for the upcoming ARM vs x86 ultimate throwdown.
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