Clover Trail Atom CPU Will Be First Intel Effort For Windows 8 Tablets

The Clover Trail processor will be the first major effort from Intel when Windows 8 tablets will be launched this year, a new report claims.

According to CNet, an unnamed source has told them that Intel plans to the Clover Trail Atom chip to be their first push with Windows 8 tablets.

The report notes that Windows 8 tablets are expected to be released during the second half of 2012.

It notes that the Clover Trail chip is expected to be released also during the second half of the year which coincides with the release of Windows 8 tablets.

Intel plans for its Clover Trail Atom chip to be its first chips for Windows 8 tablets. Image: huangjiahui / Flickr (CC)

Intel plans for its Clover Trail Atom chip to be its first chips for Windows 8 tablets. Image: huangjiahui / Flickr (CC)

According to the publication, the Clover Trail chip is a follow up to the Medfield Atom chip which has been planned by Intel for use in mobile devices particularly smartphones.

Nonetheless, Medfield is a single-core architecture which means that it will not be appealing for tablet makers to use that particular flavor of the Atom chip for application on tablet computers.

Clover Trail, on the other hand, will have dual-core variants, the report notes.

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