Clover Trail Products and Performance Expectations -Though Intel is claiming multiple design wins waiting in the wings, Lenovo’s K900 smartphone was chosen to showcase Clover Trail+ previously at CES2013.
Clover Trail+ Performance Expectations -
In addition, Clover Trail+ should offer graphics performance dramatically better than Intel’s previous generation Medfield Atom SoC. In certain scenarios Intel is showing a 3X increase for Clover Trail+'s SGX 544MP2 GPU versus the SGX540 in Medfield, and surpassing the Adreno 320 core found in the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro that resides in phones like Google’s Nexus 4.
Of course Intel is rather proud of their new-found mobile graphics prowess and possibly no other Intel employee is more proudly outspoken about Intel technologies than the flamboyant Frenchman, our good buddy, Mr. Francois Piednoel. Francois has taken to the airways, or should we say Youtubes as of late, with sneak peeks of Lenovo's K900 and Clover Trail+ demonstrating some rather impressive gaming performance in various titles like Max Payne, Epic's Citadel demo and Bat Man: The Dark Knight Rises for Android.
Feast on the eye candy while Francois has a little fun...
We have been told the first Clover Trail+-powered smartphones will be hitting retail sometime in April, with Lenovo's K900 leading the charge. We hope to get in an early prototype for testing and review here in the coming weeks, so make sure you stay tuned. In the meantime, it looks like Intel is gearing up to make things even more interesting this year in the smartphone and tablet race, and their first 22nm quad-core Atom architecture is on the horizon next.