Intel Announces Next Generation of Atom Processors

December 22, 2009, By Radimir Bobev

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The next generation of Intel’s Atom processors has been officially confirmed by the company. The processor will be offered in several different versions, each aimed at a different application – the different variants will be used in netbooks, tablet PCs, entry-level desktop machines, and MIDs. The processor has been designed with great energy efficiency in mind and an improved resource management.


The Atom will be offered in three variants: N450, which will use a single core and feature 512k L2 cache, and a 7 watt TDP with the Intel NM10 Express Chipset; the D410 aimed at entry-level and low-end PCs, which also uses a single core with 512k of L2 cache, and it has a 12-watt TDP including chipset. The third one is the D510, which features two cores, 1MB L2 cache, and 15-watt TDP with chipset.

The processor will run on Windows 7 Starter or Home Basic, and customers will be able to choose Miblin Linux V2 as well, at a reduced cost. Various manufacturers have shown interest in this processor, so we’ll be seeing it in some setups soon.

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