The rather well received Rangley and Avaton SoC, Atom C2000-based, are now depreciated with the new C3000 SoC, known as Denverton, taking its place. The new Atom SoC has several different improvements inside, not the least of which are the ability to have 16 rather low power cores with 10GbE networking ability.

Intel Atom C3000

Atom C3000 may offer a good bang for the buck for devices

Denverton is an important part of Intel’s server ecosystem, rounding out not just the bottom-end, but also the value and efficiency oriented customers that would benefit from parallelization of the workloads. The minuscule SoC has a TDP that starts at a measly 8.5W, perfect for embedded solutions. Namely, these new C3000-series Atom processors are going to find there way into the IoT as well as NAS devices and even autonomous vehicles. HP is also likely to offer these as a cartridge to install into their Moonshot high-density cluster device.

C3000 is based on the Goldmont Atom architecture and we’ll see SKUs that have between 2 and 16 cores. Quick Assist is on board, which can help speed up compression and encryption workloads which are perfect for NAS and even some high-efficiency server loads.

You’ll be able to pair 64GB of DDR4 1866MHz or DDR3L 1600MHz ECC RAM working in a single channel. The Atom SoC also has a single PCIe 3.0 x16 controller, 16 SATA ports, can support four 10GbE network controllers and up to four USB 3.0 ports. It’s quite the robust CPU.