Intel Clover Trail will allow longer tablet battery life

Intel’s newest Atom processor, codenamed Clover Trail will appear next month but despite it’s a month away the chip already attracts a lot of attention. And there’s a reason why – built for power efficiency Clover Trail will allow tablets to run for more than ten hours in a row while offering enough performance to run the full version of Windows 8 without any problems. Not surprisingly Clover Trail will be much faster than the current Medfield generation that has already found its home in certain smartphones.

The secret to Clover Trail’s power efficiency is hidden in the new so-called S0ix power state also known as “active idle”. When the device using a Clover Trail CPU enters this state it consumes 20 times less power than when it’s “on” and idling.

Unlike other low power states, however, “active idle” will allow you to stay connected to the Internet and exchange messages as well as resume work almost instantly.

Intel Logo

This almost phenomenal power efficiency hints of Intel’s Haswell chip, which will also boast 20 times lower power consumption when idle. In fact the technology is the same – it will only appear in Clover Trail about 6 months earlier.

Pure computational power of Clover Trail isn’t going to be phenomenal though, after all this is still a low power chip. Still, tech experts expect the chip to be somewhat faster than the current N2600 and N2800 Cedar Trail processors found in netbooks today. By how much though? We’ll find out next month when first Clover Trail-powered devices appear on market.


Source: Liliputing.com

Related posts

HP announces 11.6-inch EliteBook Revolve notebook

HP has announced the EliteBook Revolve – an 11.6-inch business notebook that comes with Gorilla Glass 2 display working at 1366 x 768 pixels. The EliteBook Revolve is based on Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors on the Ivy Bridge architecture and comes with SSDs with capacity of...

Tough days for Apple as problems arise

Tough days for Apple as problems arise

In the past few days Apple has been riding high on its latest successes, one of which is having sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 smartphones in just three days. But the happy period is over for sure as the company now faces some serious issues. The first issue seems to be a major one –...

Thermaltake presents Frio Silent CPU cooler line

Thermaltake presents Frio Silent CPU cooler line

Hardcore gamers, overclockers and hardware enthusiasts always face one annoying issue – powerful computer systems generate a lot of heat and must be cooled by large but noisy CPU coolers and cooling fans. Now Thermaltake has a solution and it comes in the form of the Frio Silent CPU cooler...

Leave a comment