intel-merrifield[MWC 2014] Intel has just announced their next generation processors that will see action in Android-powered devices – including smartphones and tablets. This new generation of processors will undergo the 22nm process, resulting in 64-bit chips that are capable of touching clock speeds of up to 2.13 GHz. Known as the Intel Atom Z3460 and Atom Z3480 “Merrifield” processors, they are touted to deliver superior performance as well as potentially additional battery life compared to its predecessor, which has been called by the “Clover Trail+” moniker in the past.

Apart from that, Intel is interested to let you know that these new processors should, on paper, offer a performance level which is favorable to the most recent Qualcomm and Apple mobile processors. Not only that, Intel has certainly cast its sight into the future, where they intend to introduce the “Moorfield” chips that are due later this year, and have been seen by some industry watchers to be the “next next generation”. With the Intel Merrifield processors, especially the Atom Z34xx chips, those will boast of PowerVR G6400 graphics, support for up to 4GB RAM, as well as support for 13MP cameras with 1080p @ 60fps video recording. Seems like Android powered devices are in for a treat in the future! [Press Release]

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