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Ivy Bridge graphics coming to next-gen Intel netbooks

Intel’s leaked chip has set out another possible secret about the upcoming processors

There has been quite a buzz on major hardware sites which claim that Intel is en route to prepare a 22nm Atom chip with a state of the art integrated graphics core on board.

The leaked out slides of the kit maker Advantech reveal that a CPU code-named Valley View will be a part of the program called Balboa Pier. Balboa Pier will act as the follower of the Netbook platform Cedar Trail which arrived nearly at the end of last year.

A fellow forum poster at Phoronix spotted that an Intel employee, Jesse Barnes has said to be telling the open source GUI developers that the Valley View is a Cedar view-like chip but an Ivy bridge graphics core.

It is being considered as a matter of great shame that such a Netbook chip will be used to operate a 1024 X 600 screen running Windows 8 Starter edition. This chip is most likely to debut in the late 2012 when the Netbook market will have been slumping as punters opt instead for tablets.

Intel’s Netbook chips have all sat well back from a capability and performance arena of the Netbook processors. Incase Valley View has an Ivy bridge graphics core, it would rather seem that Intel is bringing the Atom chips an update to bid and revive the Netbook market by making them a bit like the last year’s laptops.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-03-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)