AnandTech has learned that Intel's Moorestown platform won't be capable of running Windows. Moorestown powers the Atom Z600 series that targets smartphones and tablets. MeeGo Linux and Google's Android OS are already supported by the platform, but Windows won't work due to Moorestown's lack of a PCI bus.
The newly announced Oak Trail Atom platform will reportedly add PCI connectivity by combining Moorestown's Lincroft system-on-chip with a Whitney Point Platform Controller Hub (PCH). AnandTech says this new PCH expands on Moorestown's existing Langwell PCH, adding Serial ATA connectivity, HDMI output, and an HD audio interface. Oak Trail should arrive in the first quarter of 2011.
|New Need for Speed looks like a lean, mean machine||66|
|Friday night topic: how dinosaurs probably looked||35|
|Thermaltake's Suppressor F51 mid-tower looks a tad familiar||6|
|Umbra action RPG uses Megascans tech to glorious effect||21|
|Deal of the week: 27'' AHVA monitor for $300, The Witcher 3 for $39||19|
|F1 2015 offers a new formula for racing fans||8|
|The Witcher 3 developer explains controversial graphics downgrade||49|
|Frostbite engine lead teases next-gen Radeon||36|