Originally Posted by Completely Bonkers
Centerton is only interesting if they can get performance > Atom. Atom is fine for a NAS... but run any service on it and it limps like a Pentium 3. (Which, essentially, it is)
Performance increase is probably marginal. If there is any, looks like it'll come from the improved memory controller which now supports DDR3-1333, up from DDR2/DDR3-800. Also added ECC and LV support.
Though for where Intel would like these to go, it's big-ish news. Couple % faster per chip, and you can now fit ~800 (a guess) in the same space as 500 did before.