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Intel Introduces Faster Atom N470 at 1.83 GHz

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.

  • SmarterChoice
    Who cares.
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  • mianmian
    Intel finally get a faster Atom after years. Let's see how long Atom gonna stay on this frequency.
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  • warmon6
    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
    Outside Topic - Why do some posts appear in a light grey color while others appear nice and dark?
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  • neblogai
    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
    It's because some posters are members of TH and others are not.
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  • JohnnyLucky
    Just another attempt to generate additional revenue.
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  • Camikazi
    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
    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
    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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