Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Sep 2012 21:44 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Intel Clover Trail will get Linux and Android support after all. "Intel has plans for another version of this platform directed at Linux/Android; however we are not commenting on the platform specifics or market segments at this time. Stay tuned," Intel told ZDBet.
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RE[2]: Comment by Gusar
by Gusar on Thu 20th Sep 2012 23:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Gusar"
Gusar
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Why would you want Atom after Intel has kept going with PowerVR?

Did you read what I wrote about ValleyView having a gen7 GPU that is totally Intel's (no PowerVR there)?

So I really don't know why you'd want an Atom

Did you read what I wrote about ValleyView being the first out-of-order execution Atom?

The answer to both questions seems to be "no".

Basically, what you wrote is a rant that is only possible because you ignored the two main points about ValleyView - the CPU is out-of-order (eliminating the weakness that is the in-order-ness of the current Atoms), and the GPU has a fully featured open-source driver (check the changelogs of the recent kernels, you'll find plenty of ValleyView commits in there).

The AMD machines you mention are missing two quite big things in the open-source driver, because AMD has *not* released specs for them - power management and hardware video decode. ValleyView will provide both. And that is why I want one.

And trust me, I'm very aware of the limitations of the current Atoms. The machine I'm typing this comment on is Diamondville (Atom N270 CPU, GMA950 GPU).

Edited 2012-09-20 23:16 UTC

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