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Intel Atom x3, x5 and x7 CPUs?

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Intel Changes Atom With the Atom x3, x5 and x7 Mobile CPUs

Intel Atom x3, x5 and x7 CPUs?

 

In order to help people understand the level of processor performance and make an informed purchase decision based on their needs, Intel Atom processors will now be offered in three distinct brand levels in a good/better/best construct - the Intel Atom x3, x5 and x7 processors. This change will start with the next generation of processors. Intel Atom x3 processor provides basic, but genuine Intel-level tablet, phablet and smartphone performance. 

Intel Atom x5 processor has more capabilities and features for people who want an even better experience, and the flagship Intel Atom x7 processor provides the highest level of performance and capabilities for the Intel Atom family. The Intel Atom processor is designed to provide the best battery life with great performance for tablets, phablets, smartphones and other mobile devices. This infographic lists Intel's consumer brand portfolio for consumer devices including the Intel Core processor, Intel Core M processor, Intel Atom processor, Intel Pentium processor and Intel Celeron processor.

  

Intel Atom x3, x5 and x7 CPUs?

 

My thoughts

Intel needed to find a way to differentiate their different levels of upcoming Atom lineup, from their budget oriented chips to their high performance x7 mobile chips. Personally when somebody says x7 to me I'd immediately think of a higher performance CPU than an i7, an Extreme-Grade CPU, but I guess Intel didn't want to call it the aX (3,5 or 7) series as AMD's APUs are currently using the letter A in their branding.

With these chips targeted at efficiency I do not understand why Intel did not decide to call it the Atom e3, e5 and e7, given their focus on long battery life.

Small niggles like this aside it looks like Intel is ready to bring their CPUs to a much wider variety of very low TDP parts, with mobile phones and tablets being the main focus. If this brings in a new range of affordable or high performance x86 Intel based tablets Intel may finally be able to ship enough units to profit from their mobile segment.  

 

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26-02-2015, 17:46:16

NeverBackDown
I'd agree with the X representing the Xtreme cpus. I would have figured A3/5/7 as well but e3/5/7 wouldn't be bad idea either. It would make sense for them to have changed the desktop side to X and moved the I down to Atoms and possibly change Pentium to P.. Just my takeQuote

26-02-2015, 17:48:33

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
I'd agree with the X representing the Xtreme cpus. I would have figured A3/5/7 as well but e3/5/7 wouldn't be bad idea either. It would make sense for them to have changed the desktop side to X and moved the I down to Atoms and possibly change Pentium to P.. Just my take
Yeah, amd have their a6's a8's and a10's. That is why I'd have went for e if i were intelQuote

26-02-2015, 18:26:05

Feronix
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Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
Yeah, amd have their a6's a8's and a10's. That is why I'd have went for e if i were intel
I think E3, E5 and E7 are already taken by the Xeons?Quote

27-02-2015, 04:24:41

SPS
It's probably more to make them seem like they are fast mobile chips.Quote

27-02-2015, 06:14:58

barnsley
'Great battery life'
hahahahahahaha

Pretty sure they're one of the most power hungry chips you can buy for tablets. Not to mention they function slightly differently with android so there is the possibility that some apps might not work.

-edit- for the record I do actually own a Intel powered tablet. It has an "Intel Atom Z3745", which is pretty much the equivalent of an x5.Quote
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