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.
|Are retail Radeon R9 290X cards slower than press samples?||124|
|Valve joins the Linux Foundation||1|
|USB group designing slim, orientation-independent connector||40|
|Cherry intros MX RGB key switch; first keyboard due from Corsair||41|
|MSI's latest Z87 motherboard, GeForce GTX 760 graphics card have Mini-ITX dimensions||29|
|Tuesday Night Shortbread||19|
|HP unveils two Tegra 4-powered tablets||48|
|Unofficial AMD roadmap details desktop plans through 2015||125|
|It's official: Toshiba will snatch up OCZ's SSD business||37|