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Report: Intel Dual-core Atom Processors Clocked at 1.6GHz to Launch in Q3

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    In addition to Intel's highly anticipated single-core Atom (Diamondville) processors, according to unnamed sources the company is also in the works for a dual-core version of the chips in Q3 2008. The first dual-core Atom processor to see light is believed to be named the Atom N330. It will feature two HT (Hyper-Threading) capable cores, 1.6GHz clock speed, 533MHz FSB, 1MB of L2 cache and a TDP rating of 8W. The chip will be aimed at Netbooks, low-cost laptops and desktops.

    Source: HEXUS.net
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    Too bad the performance on these are so poor. I would rather have a low clocked super-low voltage Core Duo(Not a Core 2 Duo) than one of these.
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    8w tdp!!!! wow, that's definetly portable. though truly I'd prefer an core 2 duo mobile variant myself. something with a little bit more umph.
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    The performance is more than enough of the ATOM chip! Todays laptop's performance botleneck's are the IGP's anyway...! And a 8Watt 1.6Ghz Dual Core Atom with HT So 4 threads:) Is Perfect For a Fancy ultra portabble light 12inch NoteBook with batery lifes about 5-7hours!
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    Already have 5-8hours of battery life with my 12,1" X61 by Lenovo.
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    Even Better! Then 9-12hours of battery Life's :D
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    I agree..

    Someone correct me if I am wrong here, but isn't this more than enough for a computer? I mean sure it's no gaming or editing machine, but most office software and music software needs only a PIII @ 700Mhz to run.. Faster is better of course, but will I really notice a difference browsing web pages, or putting together documents? I would think 'no'... My old 462 2200+ runs most everything just as fast as my 3.6Ghz e4300 does, with the exceptions of gaming and editing..

    My point is these will make great 'thin' lappys with longer batt. life.. A C2D is better, but also little heavier, hotter, and has less batt. life..

    Any one have any performance information or early benchies for the single core atoms?
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    This should be good, most of the notebooks I sell are for business customers who want more than 2-4 hours of battery life. Needless to say they are sick of AMD x2s, and not very happy with the c2ds either.

    Most people don't need lots of speed from a notebook, they need it to run for awhile on the battery and need it to fly through office applications.

    There will always be a higher end faster more power hungry chip out there for the people who want to "game" on their notebooks.
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    Wasn't it reported that VIA's new line of chips beat Atom both clock for clock, and in power consumption?
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    my P3 1GHz laptop can run anything thats not High definition media, or games.

    Thats a single core, with 256MB of SD ram.

    You get a 1.6GHz CPU with two cores and two HT threads (almost a quad core!) that uses 8W of power (for gods sake, thats nothing! even in a media PC, these will be incredible)

    I can run HD media on a 2GHz P4 withOUT hyperthreading (720p TV shows) with CPU power to spare. a 1.6GHz 'quad' with a multithreading capable decoder (coreAVC) means that one of these 8W CPU's could manage full 1080p content, and cost pennies to run.

    Combine this with a matx/itx mobo with 1GB of ram, an SSD drive, and some decent onboard video/sound... and you have one helluva media PC or internet box.
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    More like 50 hours if he uses SSD's. :laugh:

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