Highly Integrated x86 Today: EP80579

Intel also announced some of its Pentium M based embedded processor designs. The EP80579 series combines a Pentium M core, chipset and in some cases, specialized hardware to accelerate specific tasks on a single package:

Intel’s also got x86 targeted at the consumer electronics market with its Canmore processor this year, and Sodaville next year. Details on these two chips is quite light, but it would seem that they are based on Atom designs. The sorts of CE devices they will be used in are things like Blu-ray players, Digital TVs and other settop boxes - where battery life isn’t really a concern.

Intel: Bringing x86 to everything, including graphics...

All of Intel’s SoCs at this point are very crude designs, but they are a start. I doubt that there will be real excitement here until we see Moorestown and even then, it will take another couple of years before we see tremendous market penetration.

Intel is committed here, it’s just unusual writing about an aspect of the microprocessor industry where Intel is such a clear underdog. We may have to get used to this as next year is when Intel takes on the GPU industry with Larrabee...

Moorestown Recap and Update: 1B Transistors in your Pocket, in 5 Years


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  • sanghab - Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - link

    Canmore is not a crude design. It is a second generation SoC for media playback. It's predecessor, the CE2210 was definitely a cruder device and based on an XScale processor. Canmore is highly capable, IA based, and able to decode any video standard, any audio standard or handle multiple HD streams to display and across a home network. It is equally at home handling cable, decoding blu-ray, managing dvr streams and indexing, or working as part of a connected consumer's digital home. Reply
  • wonwhole - Sunday, July 27, 2008 - link

    ???????ATOM? Reply
  • wonwhole - Sunday, July 27, 2008 - link

    When will ATOM go into mobile-phone?
  • whatthehey - Sunday, July 27, 2008 - link

    Can you read? Because I think that was the point of the article, that Moorestown is necessary to make mobile phones an option. The current Atom is way too power hungry, and even worse is that the chipset for it is larger than the CPU (what with the 130nm process). I'd figure on two years minimum before Atom gets into anything like a smartphone. Reply
  • TonyB - Thursday, July 24, 2008 - link

    but can it play Crysis? Reply
  • helldrell666 - Thursday, July 24, 2008 - link

    in order to open a jpeg file with an eepc you need 24 seconds and 100% of your cpu usage.
    bla bla bla.
    I know this site is funded by INTEL and probably nvidia.
    SO, im not gonna complain.
    Kepp the good sh. anandtech
  • lealwai - Thursday, July 24, 2008 - link

    .... huh?

    I don't think he was touting the performance of an eeepc with atom. Merely stating that they were being used. yet, you bring up a totally unrelated point...
  • JEDIYoda - Thursday, July 24, 2008 - link

    AMD fanboi`s tend to do that... Reply
  • JWalk - Friday, July 25, 2008 - link

    Fanbois in general tend to do that. If you aren't cheering for their "favorite" company or product, then you must be against them. And then you must be yelled at. Ah, the fun side of the interwebs. ;) Reply
  • Eri Hyva - Thursday, July 24, 2008 - link

    1W is totally reasonable in > 1,5GHz with 32nm

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