Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Jan 2009 22:25 UTC
Intel We already reported on the fact that updated Intel Atom chips are expected to arrive somewhere in the second half of 2009. With the Atom being Intel's only platform that's actually profitable, it makes sense for the chip maker to focus a lot of effort into improving the platform. Information provided by the usually-reliable DigiTimes points to some serious improvements making their way to Intel's Atom chip. The new chip is codenamed Pineview.
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RE[2]: Atom and Freescale
by bnolsen on Wed 21st Jan 2009 02:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Atom and Freescale"
bnolsen
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2006-01-06

I believe the pxa is an old armv9 implementation which doesn't hold a candle whatsoever to the cortex a8 series.

I'm putting my money on the freescale one. They MUST however put an acer aspire one/samsung nc10 style keyboard which doesn't destroy the right shift key's useability.

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RE[3]: Atom and Freescale
by bnolsen on Wed 21st Jan 2009 03:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Atom and Freescale"
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2006-01-06

Ugh I take that back. I have zero idea how this will perform compared with cortex a8. What I do note is that the graphics core advertises no 3d acceleration whatsoever.

Of interest might be what the WMXX2 brings to the table, if this unit provides full dp support and how well this unit integrates with the whole cpu. One weakness of the Cortex A8 is that the neon unit runs asynchronously and if care isn't taken the main cpu may stall 20 clock cycles on accessing the neon unit's output.

That being said I wonder what the south bridge will look like on these new atoms and how much power that will take

Edited 2009-01-21 03:34 UTC

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