Linked by sawboss on Sat 29th Jan 2011 00:15 UTC
Intel "The Intel Atom processor line is associated with low power usage in devices such as a netbook or nettop computer. The emphasis is definitely not on performance, it's on pushing up battery life on a device with a small display and mid-range graphics requirements while still managing a decent desktop experience. Microsoft thinks Atom can do more, though, and wants to use it in servers. With that in mind it is calling on Intel to up the cores in an Atom chip to 16, and deploying it as a low power server chip solution."
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RE: New race with ARM?
by geist on Sat 29th Jan 2011 04:03 UTC in reply to "New race with ARM?"
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Intel probably has to be careful not to compete too heavily with their own bigger cpus for the bottom line. I'd imagine their margins aren't quite as big for the low end cpus.

Of course they could sell a Xeon version of atom and mark it up pretty heavily.

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