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More Details Trickle in on Intel's New Atom Platform, the Pine Trial-D Based Nettop

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  1. alexp999

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    More Details Trickle in on Intel's New Atom Platform, the Pine Trail-D Based Nettop

    Following the story which we covered just a few days ago, Expreview has got more information on the new Intel Atom platform, codenamed Pine Trail-D. From the new information, we see that the CPU, IGP and MCH will in fact all be integrated into one chip, as opposed to just being moved onto the same die. The CPU has also been listed as at least 1.6Ghz, double that of the current entry level Atom processor. Despite the platform having no need for a northbridge, with it all moved into the CPU, Intel have managed to keep the die size at 484 sq. mm. On that note however, it seems that the IGP is still DirectX 9 based, though further details on the graphical capabilities are still not yet known. We also see, that the new Tigerpoint southbridge, will support 8 USB devices, 4 PCI-E x1 lanes, 2 PCI ports, 2 SATA ports and HD audio.

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    "The CPU has also been listed as at least 1.6Ghz, double that of the current entry level Atom processor"

    Eh.....the Atom runs at 1.6Ghz. I think someone mistyped there.
     
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    Basically, the new generation of Atom processors, will be at LEAST 1.6ghz.

    Currently, they are at LEAST 800Mhz.

    So we should see some decent clocked atoms coming out of intel's factory.
     
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    Ah, okay, now I gotcha. Silly me...I kinda forget about the rest of the lineup.
     
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    Understandable that you forgot, since everyone uses 1.6ghz atoms. Ive only seen ONE netbook with an 800mhz atom.
     
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    Nobody uses the rest of the lineup in any PC device. Those "slow" devices are for embedded systems that dont need VGA anyway.

    What a lot of silly hairsplitting.
     
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    That notebook i saw was horribly overpriced, and it was bundled with vista. An 800mhz atom running vista? :banghead:
     
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    Was most likely an A110, not an Atom. It is based on Pentium M architecture, which is more powerful than the Atom clock for clock. It still sucks though.

    DX9? Probably means its either a die-shrunk GMA950 or a POS low power chip. Either way, low-mid end gaming on new atom platforms seems out of reach again...

    Why can't Intel ask nVidia or ATI to do their IGP for them? Intel IGPs suck, and everyone knows it. :shadedshu
     
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    not only gaming, but also htpc use is eliminated again as well, unless you only have standard def. movies
     

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