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Intel Launches Atom D2560 processor

The new D2560 dual core is positioned above the D2550, which was launched in the first quarter of this year. The D2500 continues to be available as an entry-level model.

The new CPU is also built using the 32 nm Saltwell architecture with a Cedarview processor core. It runs at 2.0 GHz, which is faster than the D2550's 1.86 GHz but 133 MHz slower than the previously canceled D2700 Cedarview chip. Intel did not provide any information on why the D2700 was shelved, other than noting that market demand had shifted when it was dropped not even three quarters after its introduction in Q3 2011.

Like the other Cedarview processors, the D2560 is rated at a maximum power consumption of 10 watts. Like the D2550, it can run four threads in parallel and is priced at $47 (tray). The D2500 runs at 1.86 GHz just like the D2550, but supports only two threads.

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  • daswilhelm
    exciting!
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  • esrever
    Intel isn't even trying with atoms any more.
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  • samuelspark
    GPU performance?
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  • damianrobertjones
    esreverIntel isn't even trying with atoms any more.
    ? They're increasing performance. Did you even READ the article
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  • ethaniel
    140 Mhz won't do much. The Atoms need to become out-of-order processors, period. And if Intel can't keep the TDP down, well, that's their problem.
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  • bak0n
    New Asus EEE PC plz. This would play borderlands 2 with a nice gpu config setup! Make it easy to multibox :)
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  • ivanto
    PC platform's market is shrinking, Intel is the king there but they need new markets.
    -IvanTO
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  • esrever
    damianrobertjones? They're increasing performance. Did you even READ the articledid you even read the article? they canceled the top end model and release one that gives a <10% clock boost. Atoms are slow as crap without OoO. Even the 2700 running at 2133mhz is slow as crap. Not to mention can't even properly decode 1080p video without lag spikes.

    If they made atoms as well as the core. the 10w atoms can have i3 performance but right now they are at 1/4 of that. The in order execution also make the cpu lag when doing the most basic things.
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  • obsama1
    Intel should just replace the atoms with low-voltage i3's sans-hyperthreading.
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  • amuffin
    obsama1Intel should just replace the atoms with low-voltage i3's sans-hyperthreading.You mean the sb/ib pentiums?
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