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Intel Introduces Faster Atom N470 at 1.83 GHz

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 31 comments

This Atom's running a little faster... but it could still use some outside help.

The Atom, even in its new Pineview guise, isn't a screaming demon; but Intel today launched a slightly faster iteration of its ubiquitous low-power processor. Now joining the original 1.66 GHz Atom N450 is the N470, which dials its single-core to run at 1.83 GHz with the usual 512KB of L2 cache and DDR2-667 support.

While the slight speed bump isn't going to be changing the character of Atom-based netbooks anytime soon, the option of a "high-end" CPU for netbooks might encourage OEMs to package more capable multimedia-oriented parts with the Atom N470, such as the Broadcom Crystal HD video processor or the Nvidia Ion 2 chipset.

Intel says that major OEMs are expected to introduce systems based on this processor over the coming months.

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    mianmian , March 1, 2010 10:00 PM
    Intel finally get a faster Atom after years. Let's see how long Atom gonna stay on this frequency.
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    warmon6 , March 1, 2010 10:02 PM
    non-numb-nutzWoohoo!!! Pointless tiny speed bump... This is like when people ask my advice on a laptop: "Should I spend an extra $100 to get the 2.2ghz processor instead of the 2.0ghz?"No, numb-nuts, you'll never be able to tell the difference...I'd hardly rate this as news-worthy TBH...


    well said
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    captainm27 , March 1, 2010 10:10 PM
    Outside Topic - Why do some posts appear in a light grey color while others appear nice and dark?
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    neblogai , March 1, 2010 10:15 PM
    Not pointless at all. N470 comes with integrated graphics and memory controler at a cost of 1W. IIRC, old Atom used 4,5W + 16,5W for the inefficient chipset- this has changed- just wait till you see battery life numbers for netbooks with the new Atom.
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    duk3 , March 1, 2010 10:18 PM
    It's because some posters are members of TH and others are not.
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    JohnnyLucky , March 1, 2010 10:19 PM
    Just another attempt to generate additional revenue.
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    Camikazi , March 1, 2010 10:19 PM
    duk3It's because some posters are members of TH and others are not.

    It's also for new members, low post count, let's others know it is newish account.
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    danimal_the_animal , March 1, 2010 10:21 PM
    pfffft.

    you can get an AMD septron AM3 CPU running at 2.7 GHZ for 31 bucks shipped!

    and you can even unlock the second core!

    just like the unmeasurable speed bump with the Atoms CPU speed...so goes the unmeasurable electric bill comparison of the sempron VS. the Atom.

    you can keep your Atom I will continue to use my i7
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    captainm27 , March 1, 2010 10:32 PM
    danimal_the_animalpfffft.you can get an AMD septron AM3 CPU running at 2.7 GHZ for 31 bucks shipped!and you can even unlock the second core!just like the unmeasurable speed bump with the Atoms CPU speed...so goes the unmeasurable electric bill comparison of the sempron VS. the Atom.you can keep your Atom I will continue to use my i7


    Thanks for the input.
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    captainm27 , March 1, 2010 10:33 PM
    CamikaziIt's also for new members, low post count, let's others know it is newish account.


    Opps, this is what I meant for thanks for the input.
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    killerclick , March 1, 2010 11:05 PM
    non-numb-nutzWoohoo!!! Pointless tiny speed bump...


    Don't knock a 10% improvement. I don't remember anyone saying AMDs New Year 100 MHz speed bumps (from 2.9 GHz to 3.0GHz) weren't newsworthy.
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    killerclick , March 1, 2010 11:12 PM
    danimal_the_animaljust like the unmeasurable speed bump with the Atoms CPU speed...so goes the unmeasurable electric bill comparison of the sempron VS. the Atom


    It's about battery life. And while 10% won't dramatically improve the usability of netbooks, it's definitely measurable.
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    Luscious , March 2, 2010 12:24 AM
    I'd say an 18W Core i5 in a 10" form factor would not only use less power than the N280 platform, but provide a decent performance boost as well.

    On a similar note, a lot of newer devices are already shipping with the Z550 Atom - 2.0GHz.
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    alagadnidonald , March 2, 2010 4:36 AM
    NO! it wont RUN Crysis!
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    littlec , March 2, 2010 4:59 AM
    alagadnidonaldNO! it wont RUN Crysis!


    Uhhh people are still using Crysis to measure hardware? Get with the times people Crysis is old . .
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    cletus_slackjawd , March 2, 2010 5:00 AM
    If I were in the market for a netbook today, I would wait for awhile, there are many changes happening and I would want to pull the trigger for hardware that will be completely out of production 2-3 months after it's release.
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    lotri , March 2, 2010 5:41 AM
    Crysis seems to still be a decent benchmark for lower end hardware. What's the new benchmark game where top gaming rigs get sub-50 fps?
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    Anonymous , March 2, 2010 7:47 AM
    Each time i mention atom i get 10 cents
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    saaiello , March 2, 2010 12:43 PM
    VERY VERY pointless Thank You so much INTEL don't know where i would be without a 1.86 GHZ atom processor. WOW an extra 200mhx WEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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