Friday, July 31st 2009

Intel to Stop Supplying Atom Z500 ''Silverthrone'' Processors

Intel in its latest circular to netbook manufacturers said that it will stop taking orders for the Atom Z500 "Silverthrone" series processors very soon. Z500 series is Intel's first line of Atom processors since the introduction of the Atom brand. The series consists of single-core chips with clock-speeds ranging between 800 MHz and 2.00 GHz, with almost 11 models. The series is succeeded by the Atom N200 and N400 "Diamondville" and "Pineview" series.

Intel seems to have stopped manufacturing these chips upon the introduction of the Atom N series, and continued taking orders for the inventories to digest. The company will, however fulfill existing orders from manufacturers such as Acer, ASUS, and MSI, note industry sources. Intel's Atom Z series targets netbooks and mobile internet devices (MIDs).
Source: DigiTimes
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4 Comments on Intel to Stop Supplying Atom Z500 ''Silverthrone'' Processors

#1
h3llb3nd4
Why not try and put the proccessor into a smartphone?:rolleyes:
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btarunr
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h3llb3nd4
Why not try and put the proccessor into a smartphone?:rolleyes:
Because Atom's platform footprint isn't small enough for a smartphone. You have a chipset to accommodate too. It just about makes it for MIDs.
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n-ster
They were really bad in performance compared to other netbook processors anyways... good thing
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Mussels
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the latest atoms are 64 bit as well, which IMO is needed (not for performance, just so that 32 bit can die off)
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