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Intel Intros Atom N570 Dual-Core Processor

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  1. btarunr

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    Intel today expanded its Atom family of high-efficiency, low-footprint x86 processors, with a new high-speed dual-core model. The Atom N570 released today is clocked at 1.66 GHz, a 166 MHz increase over N550 and its 1.50 GHz speed. The dual-core chip is backed by HyperThreading technology, which gives the OS a total of 4 logical CPUs to work with. Atom N570 features a single-channel, low-latency DDR3 memory controller, with DDR3-667 being the memory speed standard (common DDR3-1066/1333 modules will run at 667 MHz, with lowered latency). The processor also embeds a graphics controller, a PCI-Express root complex, and an L2 cache of 1 MB. One can expect N570 to gradually replace N550 in netbooks.

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    2core 4 threads ATOM, im impressed! lol i bet it would still cream older Pentium Ds
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    Not much of a difference from the old Atom 330, aside from:

    1. Both cores being on-die instead of combined.
    2. Integrated DDR3-667 controller.
    3. Integrated GPU (Intel HD, not HD 3000/2000)
    4. Integrated PCI Express controller.

    An AMD Bobcat Fusion processor will eat this alive though. Probably cheaper too.
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    Sure it will eat it in multimedia, where the HD6310 kicks in, but in multithreading intel still rules, even the 550 has beaten the 2 core fusion. But HTPC-s and netbooks aren't mostly capable of using hyperthrading to the max, because they don't need to.
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    Except this one will say intel on the box so regardless of performance, the average consumer will prefer it.
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    are bobcats out?
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    Imagine a 4 core 8 thread version of this! that would be epic!
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    nice to see the atom getting up to speed. Hopefully we'll start to see some really capable tablets now.
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    This one isn't for tablets though, that's Oaktrail which has as yet to launch...
    Also, this one supposedly supports 4GB of RAM...
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    interesting so it's only for mini laptops then?
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    its still slower than the AMD equal...
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    Yes, been out for a while. They are in a hand full of overpriced laptops and Zotac's Zboxes.
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    and half a dozen mobo's on newegg
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    Almost forgot about those.

    They are a great start to a SFF HTPC because I like acronyms. The Gigabyte board on their is the the one used in the Zotac Zbox.
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    didn't know that thats kinda cool weird since zotac makes SFF boards
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    ...my atom 330 has 2 cores and 4 threads...
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    How does Atom compare to ARM? Particularly the newer dual and quad cores.
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    you impress by atom now that amd's brazos beats the living daylights out of it in the same power envelope?

    AMD E Series (E-350) has DirectX 11 Graphics, Radeon HD 5450 level graphics performance, 1080p Blu-Ray Decoding in Hardware, HDMI bitstreaming of DTS-HD/TrueHD, out-of-order Dual Core 1.6ghz x86 CPU with AMD64

    Atom has DirectX 9 SM 2.0 Graphics, crappy intel level graphics performance, No 1080p Blu-Ray decoding in hardware, no HDMI bitstreaming
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    its got a HD6310 in it
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    Difficult to say because the architectures are so different. Atom is a low power x86 processor, ARMs use an entirely different architecture and thus need a different OS and software, so there's very few direct comparisons between the two.


    The n570 is probably on par with the C-50 in terms of computational performance, maybe slightly more since the n550 was fairly comparable.... but the HD6310 in the C-50 beats the pants off of any intel atom offering in terms of graphics, and once more stuff supports APU coprocessing, that gap will widen. This chip is not aimed against the E-350, which has a 60% clock speed boost over the C-50 (and a TDP increase), as well as a faster clocked APU graphics core.


    It's nice to see intel pushing out new processors, but since the fusion line was launched intel really can't touch AMD. They have the advantage of OEM partnerships from their prominence in netbooks up until now, and they certainly have plenty of volume in the market... but the atom simply does not compete with the Fusion line - especially when web computing is moving more and more towards multimedia.
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    i know, the 6310 is basicly a HD 5450 without the dedicated memory bandwidth :p
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    its still not the same card :laugh:
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    I'm eagerly awaiting when a netbook breaks the magic 2.0GHz barrier. I have an Asus Eee PC 1201N, I'm stuck in the position where there are a lot of netbooks better than it now but its still not worth replacing! I'll sit on it for another year and see what AMD can build on the Bobcat with :toast:
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    tons of netbooks can break 2ghz. had my Acer AMD based netbook with a sempron 3600+ clocked to 2.3ghz in it.

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