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Intel Phases Out Atom D2700 CPU

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Intel notified its customers that it has begun phasing out its current flagship Atom processor, the D2700 with Cedarview core.

The rather expensive netbook processor ($52) was introduced in September 2011 and apparently does not pull enough demand anymore to justify carrying the CPU. Intel will also need room in its product lineup for future Atom SoCs that are likely to replace all 32 nm and 45 nm Atom processors that are currently sold by Intel.

The D2700 was next to the D2500 the first third-generation (32 nm) Atom on the market. According to Intel, final orders will be taken June 29 and final shipments will take place on September 28 of this year.

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    blazorthon , May 2, 2012 11:09 PM
    Alright Intel, that's one more step away from your out-dated Atom processors.
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    ta152h , May 3, 2012 12:27 AM
    "The D2700 was next to the D2500 the first third-generation (32 nm) Atom on the market."

    Awkward English, at best. The writing on this site is getting really bad.
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    halcyon , May 2, 2012 11:15 PM
    Goodbye and good riddance!
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  • 17 Hide
    blazorthon , May 2, 2012 11:09 PM
    Alright Intel, that's one more step away from your out-dated Atom processors.
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    halcyon , May 2, 2012 11:15 PM
    Goodbye and good riddance!
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    DroKing , May 2, 2012 11:25 PM
    Atom is officially the world's worst processor. I tried a netbook with atom... I couldn't even surf the net at ease without it stuttering on me.
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    ProDigit10 , May 2, 2012 11:43 PM
    DroKingAtom is officially the world's worst processor. I tried a netbook with atom... I couldn't even surf the net at ease without it stuttering on me.

    Mostly because they equip those budget machines with super slow harddrives.
    I have an EEEPC with an even slower Celeron 800Mhz, and SSD,and am very pleased with it. It's getting outdated in playing back 720p video's, but the future atom processors will be a worthy upgrade from this one.
    Believe me or not, but it actually boots my Win XP in 20 seconds!
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    halcyon , May 2, 2012 11:44 PM
    Atom processors are a big part of why netbooks weren't successful. Nobody wants something slow and sluggish.
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    mikeangs2004 , May 2, 2012 11:52 PM
    I wouldn't think they are even responsive.
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    ta152h , May 3, 2012 12:27 AM
    "The D2700 was next to the D2500 the first third-generation (32 nm) Atom on the market."

    Awkward English, at best. The writing on this site is getting really bad.
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    felix666 , May 3, 2012 12:41 AM
    Intel pushed the Atom in the throat of just every PC manufacturer in an effort to kill the AMD's Geode SoCs that made their way in the OLPCs and industrial computers, where the OSes are not Windows. Windows XP is not tuned to run onto a subpar processor and low memory. A good share of the netpc market now understandably belongs to tablets.
    Who still needs Atoms, when ARM-based subsystems perform better, cheaper, with the same level of software support.
    How many hundreds of millions will Intel spend on it before throwing the towel?
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    blazorthon , May 3, 2012 1:04 AM
    felix666Intel pushed the Atom in the throat of just every PC manufacturer in an effort to kill the AMD's Geode SoCs that made their way in the OLPCs and industrial computers, where the OSes are not Windows. Windows XP is not tuned to run onto a subpar processor and low memory. A good share of the netpc market now understandably belongs to tablets.Who still needs Atoms, when ARM-based subsystems perform better, cheaper, with the same level of software support.How many hundreds of millions will Intel spend on it before throwing the towel?


    ... Arm does not beat Atom right now, not even the netbook Atoms. Furthermore, the netbooks are slow more because of their crap storage performance and GPU than their crap CPU. The CPU is FAR more than adequate for Windows XP which is actually more than capable of being run well on CPUs with mere fractions of Atom's performance. Some programs today are much heavier than older programs and do bog it down, but it's still more the storage that is the bottleneck, not the software. However, XP itself is NOT the bottleneck.

    Go look up the minimum requirements for XP. You'll find that they are something like a Pentium 3 running at 400MHz or so.
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    nbelote , May 3, 2012 1:24 AM
    Straight from MS:

    The minimum hardware requirements for Windows XP Home Edition (and Professional) are:

    Pentium 233-megahertz (MHz) processor or faster (300 MHz is recommended)
    At least 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM (128 MB is recommended)
    At least 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available space on the hard disk
    CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
    Keyboard and a Microsoft Mouse or some other compatible pointing device
    Video adapter and monitor with Super VGA (800 x 600)or higher resolution
    Sound card
    Speakers or headphones
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    blazorthon , May 3, 2012 1:29 AM
    nbeloteStraight from MS:The minimum hardware requirements for Windows XP Home Edition (and Professional) are: Pentium 233-megahertz (MHz) processor or faster (300 MHz is recommended) At least 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM (128 MB is recommended) At least 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available space on the hard disk CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive Keyboard and a Microsoft Mouse or some other compatible pointing device Video adapter and monitor with Super VGA (800 x 600)or higher resolution Sound card Speakers or headphones


    Well, it seems that even my minuscule assumption on the minimum requirements was a large overetimation. Thanks for posting that.
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    ethaniel , May 3, 2012 1:31 AM
    They have fulfilled a purpose, I think it's "mission accomplished" for those chips. They came out at a moment when computer industry was bleeding to death. We can't deny the fact that netbooks saved the day back then, and Atoms were part of that formula. And yes, Atoms are usable if you adapt your environment to the capabilities of your processor. If you want Windows 7 and full Aero support you're clearly missing the point.

    Not to mention Intel made a ton of many with Atoms.
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    ethaniel , May 3, 2012 1:32 AM
    "money".
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    halcyon , May 3, 2012 1:41 AM
    "...netbooks saved the day..." I clearly missed that point in time.
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    blazorthon , May 3, 2012 2:05 AM
    halcyon"...netbooks saved the day..." I clearly missed that point in time.


    I think that it's an over-exaggeration, but they did provide the most portable PC available and a lot of people wanted exactly that. AMD's Brazos netbooks are a lot better than Intel's Atom netbooks, so anyone who bought a netbook with them is probably much better off regardless of the storage situation (can't really be any worse).
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    existencenow , May 3, 2012 2:08 AM
    May be a false positive, but 4 consecutive vists. Avast has sandboxxed this, and the target- amazon story as having malware attached to one of the Gif's in the adverts. may be time to check that out.
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    gsxrme , May 3, 2012 3:10 AM
    Atoms aren't the problem in the netbooks, Nor the problem at all. The problem is the massive storage media used for those devices. I can put an Atom D525 Gen2 Atom CPU vs any other CPU and give the Atom a SSD "well say Mushkim 830 series" advantage and the Atom is will in every basic general test hands down.

    How do i know this? Well i've only build and sold over 100 itx sub $500 computers running 64GB SSDs and every machine is making mom and pops computer experience AWESOME. applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Web browsing, yes java and flash games running and opening way faster than a we'll say core2 Q9300 runnning some junk Hitachi hard drive.

    Save some intel Atom hating to the people who know and actually build the equipment.

    Yes that means your cheap ass $200 HP netbook that you think should be as fast as a Dell XPS $900 notebook isn't

    $200 on a computer is a problem.
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    maddy143ded , May 3, 2012 3:25 AM
    You know most people donot need a core i7 in their netbooks.......because nothing leess then core i7 extreme is acceptable even for a measly $200 machine.
    come on people get real.. at that price point Atom was best when it was released and is still one of the better choices(as against ARM) . yes brazos is a better choice but Atom is not something you just cannot work with.
    i have installed a heavily customized Windows 7 home premium in it, and it runs just fine. no stuttering during web browsing or watching 720p videos...
    and get this my machine is 2 years old and has the N450 in it. (a single core 2nd gen atom) .
    it has never failed me , and i use it exclusively for traveling .(those 24 - 36 hour long train journeys are just about unbearable.) I cant take my desktop with me for travels, and most laptops just don't measure up.
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    Darkk , May 3, 2012 4:11 AM
    I have been running PfSense on Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU 330 @ 1.60GHz dual core over a couple of years now without a single hiccup. So Linux runs great on them.

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    waethorn , May 3, 2012 4:35 AM
    Atom's don't do HD video. Brazos does. AMD understands that even the most lowly computer user wants Facebook games (that means Flash acceleration) and YouTube HD to work properly. The Atom doesn't have a real GPU, but even the E-350 has a DX11 GPU that supports GPU accelerated apps and compute functions. The NM10 uses a GPU that dates back to a chipset that Intel doesn't even support anymore: the 3-series chipset. It doesn't pass WHQL certification either, which is why Microsoft kept XP around while Vista was available, and the reason Win 7 Starter was released. Intel selling outdated chips is why Microsoft made compromised versions of Windows, starting with Vista Home Basic on 915 chipsets. It's all Intel's fault, and you won't find these compromised versions of Windows on any current AMD-equipped system, yet you can find Intel systems with 7 Starter in droves even now. Remember at the Atom uses technology from the Pentium M, which borrows from the Pentium 3. The Atom has never used any current Intel technology at any time during its existence. It's just recycled junk, shrunk down, with lower clockspeeds to get better energy efficiency.
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