Intel Atom Z3000 series for tablets replaced with better performing variants.

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Only six months after their release, Intel has started making deliveries of updated models of the Atom Z3000 series. The Atom Z3000 series are processors designed to be used in tablets, which use the Bay-Trail-T platform. The Bay Trail-T is a variant of the Intel Atom family, powered by the company’s Silvermont micro-architecture, for even lower power consumption and competes with SoCs releases by manufacturers including Qualcomm, Samsung and Nvidia.


Updates to include cheaper versions of Android, support for 64-bit OS and 4GB of main memory.

Specification: The Atom Z3000 Series

Model Cores x frequency GPU Frequency Memory Memory Support
Atom Z3735D 4 x 1.33 to 1.83 GHz 311-688 MHz 2 GB DDR3L-RS 1 333 MHz
Atom Z3735E 4 x 1.33 to 1.83 GHz 311-688 MHz 1 GB DDR3L-RS 1 333 MHz
Atom Z3745 4 x 1.33 to 1.86 GHz 311-778 MHz 4 GB LPDDR3 1066 MHz
Atom Z3745D 4 x 1.33 to 1.83 GHz 313-792 MHz 2 GB DDR3L-RS 1 333 MHz
Atom Z3775 4 x 1.46 to 2.39 GHz 311-778 MHz 4 GB LPDDR3 1066 MHz
Atom Z3775D 4 x 1.50 to 2.41 GHz 313-792 MHz 2 GB DDR3L-RS 1 333 MHz
Atom Z3795 4 x 1.60 to 2.39 GHz 311-778 MHz 4 GB LPDDR3 1066 MHz

For elaboration purposes, as can be seen from the table above, the models with the suffix D or E have a 64-bit memory bus with a cost efficient DDR3-RS 1 RAM, with the E-Models further stepping down to a resolution of 1280 x 600 pixels from 1920 x 1080. The past models, Z3770, Z3770D, Z3740 and Z3775 have been replaced by the Z3775D, Z3745 and  Z3745D. The clock frequencies of the updates stays the same but the GPU frequency has increased. This means in better application and gaming performance for tablets utilizing the updates.

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With the upper level variants getting a slight boost in performance and power consumption, the lower end variants namely the Z3735D and Z3735E are the ones destined for use with Android. They have similar clock frequency as compared to the Z3745D but offer less memory. The processors also feature the lower cost DDR3L-RS memory. Shipments of the units started today and we can soon expect to see tablets the new additions to hit the market.

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