Intel Announces Next Generation of Atom Processors

December 22, 2009, By Radimir Bobev


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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