Intel Announces "Moorestown" UMPC Platform

At IDF Beijing, Intel recently introduced its 2007 ultra-mobile computing platform Menlow. Targeted for 2008, Menlow contains a new 64-bit processor with near 2 GHz clock frequencies, DDR2 memory running at 400MHz or 533MHz, solid-state NAND flash memory and discrete graphics processing. Menlow also has approximately twice the life of current devices, reaching up to 6 hours of regular use and 10.5 hours of standby.

Intel has, however, already announced another major milestone for its ultra-mobile platform called Moorestown. Intel revealed that by roughly mid 2009, devices will be able to last approximately 24 hours. Moorestown combines CPU, GPU and memory controller functions into one chip (think AMD's fusion). Moorestown's CPU will be 50% smaller in size than Silverthorne and consume roughly 50% less power. Intel will also be making Moorestown available as a single core or dual core system utilizing DDR3 memory. Despite having internal graphics, Intel is expecting that Moorestown will outperform Menlow's graphics by another 50%. Moorestown will be just as and more capable than Menlow in terms of features: WiMAX, hardware accelerated 3D such as OGL2.0, HD video decoding and others. Intel did not state whether or not Moorestown will support DX10 graphics and next generation WiMAX technologies.

News source: DailyTech

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5 Comments

OMG!?

A UMPC with WiMAX, AND DX10? And the battery lasts 24 hours?!
DDR3? Dual-Core!?

That's better than 99% of the laptops and tablet PCs on the market! Nothing like Samsung's Q1 UMPC which is like a fisher-price toy with regards to power and stuff...

Angel Blue01 said,
They should make the OLPC on this thing :)

Oh, sure: And bankrupt the OLPC foundation. Rigggght.... Come on, get actual.

Ok. Let's re-read the article ok? Nowhere in there does it say it will have WiMAX, DX10 or that the battery will last 24hrs. What it said, was that Intel did not say if it would support WiMAX or DX10. With regard to battery life, it said that it should be roughly twice as much as current devices and should get 10 1/2hrs of standby time. That is all.

IceBreakerG said,
Ok. Let's re-read the article ok? Nowhere in there does it say it will have WiMAX, DX10 or that the battery will last 24hrs. What it said, was that Intel did not say if it would support WiMAX or DX10. With regard to battery life, it said that it should be roughly twice as much as current devices and should get 10 1/2hrs of standby time. That is all.

and you should read the second paragraph

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