Monday, September 22, 2008

Intel to officially ship dual-core Atom

Intel is dominating the world of the netbook with its Atom processor(single core). The processor running at 1.6GHz speed powers the vast majority of netbooks that are available to purchase right now. The tiny chip is absolutely perfect for the netbook market thanks to its low cost and low power requirements.

It's no secret that Intel is bringing new Atom processors to market for the low-cost computer segment. Intel announced that its dual-core Atom processor is now shipping. The part is known as the Intel Atom Processor 330. The dual-core processor cores run at 1.6GHz and have 1MB of L2 cache.

The processor has an 8W TDP and supports DDR2 667 RAM. Intel says that the new Atom is available as an integrated package and has been validated with the Intel 945GC Express chipset. The chipset features integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 950 and Intel High Definition Audio.

DailyTech reported in mid-August that Intel was going to be releasing its dual-core Atom precessor and Intel sure did; just a few days before September end. Intel is still having shortages of its single-core Atom processors in the channel.

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