Linked by caffeine deprived on Tue 3rd Mar 2009 03:21 UTC
Intel Not only has Intel teamed up TSMC to produce Atom CPUs, the company has also unveiled four Atom chips that will go into devices such as entertainment systems for cars, videoconferencing devices, robots and interactive kiosks. "The Z500-series Atom processors are integrated chips the size of a penny that draw little power and do not require fans to operate. The chips draw 2.5 watts of power or less and run at speeds of between 1.10GHz and 1.6GHz. They offer integrated 2D and 3D graphics and will be manufactured using Intel's existing 45-nanometer process."
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Nvidia's out
by mabhatter on Tue 3rd Mar 2009 18:10 UTC
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These are the chips Nvidia was pitching a fit about. See there's no efficient way to add a better GPU on these (and the only method is a "new" patented bus) which is what ION was all about. Intel marched in the netbook market with inadequate and fat GMA950 graphics... and then pulled the patent card when Nvidia/VIA got around to developing a real, better solution.

On top of that Intel is now buying up their supplier capacity instead of using it's own. At this point netbooks should be back up to $1000 before these processors even hit the streets!!!

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