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Intel launches Atom and Centrino Atom processors

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by kappa84, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. kappa84

    kappa84 Senior Member Webmaster

    Intel Corporation today introduced five new Intel® Atom™ processors and Intel Centrino® Atom™ processor technology for Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) and embedded computing solutions.
    It seems that with this launch Intel is trying to exceed the most important blockbuster in the company’s history: The 486 processor.

    The Centrino Atom processor – Intel's smallest and the world's fastest chip under 3 watts – has a thermal design power range of 0.65 to 2.4 watts. These dramatic low-power levels are achieved as a result of several major processor design power management techniques such as Intel Deep Power Down Technology (C6), CMOS mode, and Split I/O power supply. When combined with Intel's unique and reinvented 45nm high-k metal gate transistor formula, the chips are very energy efficient and smaller in size, and enable longer battery life and sleek designs.

    The Intel Atom processor will come in speeds up to 1.86 GHz, support Enhanced Intel SpeedStep technology, and select SKUs will support Intel Hyper-Threading technology. These capabilities make it the fastest processor in the sub-3 watt space, enabling a rich user experience with fast Web page downloads and support for the latest Web technologies such as Adobe Flash and JavaScript. The Intel System Controller Hub is highly integrated low-power solution that features advanced low-power 3-D graphics features, hardware accelerated 720p and 1080i HD video decode capabilities, Intel High Definition Audio, and a combination of PC and handheld I/O capabilities such as PCI Express, USB Host and Client, and SDIO. Intel Centrino Atom processor technology also enables manufacturers to integrate a range of wireless connectivity options, including Wi-Fi, WiMAX and cellular data.

    So, Intel is introducing five Intel Atom processors and three versions of its controller hub. More information and pricing is available at www.intel.com/pressroom/idf.

    This is the future, and it’s here. Processors under 3 watts capable of delivering what high-energy consumption processors are delivering.

    I’m thinking of changing my Amd X2 processor….:dance2:

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