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Monday, 21 March 2011 13:11

Fanless dual-core Atom in Q4 2011

Written by Fuad Abazovic


Cedar Trail that is
Intel is quite happy with its Atom N455. It has found its place to many netbooks and keeps many users happy. This Atom has a 1.66GHz core clock, 512KB cache and 6.5 W TDP. It is not spectacular but it has been doing rather well. This is a single core CPU with two threads.

However, with official Intel Tray 1ku Budgetary Price of $64, it’s not the cheapest kid on the block, either. As of Q4 2011, Intel plans to offer a new product in this price category, the Cedar Trail dual-core CPU that can even work without a fan. Intel shared some of the specs with its valued partners but so far we can only confirm that it’s a dual-core CPU with a 3.5W TDP. It uses the same old NM10 chipset which will make motherboard design a bit easier and cheaper.

There will be another Cedar trail dual-core, the one to replace the N475 netbook Atom, but this one aims for higher clocks and a 6.5W TDP.

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+24 #1 fuadzilla 2011-03-21 16:44
what? who cares? fusion's da future.
 
 
+18 #2 The_Wolf88 2011-03-21 18:04
The question is it going to beat Zacate !

I doubt that ! AMD now have the lead in Graphic power CPUs comparing to Intel crap !
 
 
+16 #3 anand 2011-03-21 19:38
NM10?! Damn, it's like going back 5 years. Good luck intel and Hello AMD!
 
 
+11 #4 yourma2000 2011-03-21 20:29
AMD has a 5w variant of the Fusion C-50
 
 
+8 #5 The blue fox 2011-03-21 22:04
I thought atom chips were already fanless. And it was just the chip-set that needed fan cooling.
 
 
+2 #6 pchacker 2011-03-21 23:36
Its pretty disappointing that after 3 years the atom performance has pretty much gone nowhere, personally i think intel is going to slowly pull out of the netbook industry and dedicate more resources to tablets. just a thought though.
 
 
+3 #7 hoohoo 2011-03-22 03:17
This is like closing the barn door after the horses have run away.

Zacate & Ontario are such that Intel can only compete against them by dropping price. However the prices for Ontario & Zacate product are so low already that most people will spend the extra few dollars for the AMD solution, given it's superiority over Atom.

c50 notbooks sell in my neck of the woods for CDN$299, and they can play HD video seamlessly... Intel just cannot touch this.
 
 
+5 #8 hoohoo 2011-03-22 03:20
Quoting pchacker:
Its pretty disappointing that after 3 years the atom performance has pretty much gone nowhere, personally i think intel is going to slowly pull out of the netbook industry and dedicate more resources to tablets. just a thought though.


Perhaps, but Ontario/Zacate can play just as well in the tablet market as the netbook market.

Intel tried too hard to limit the appeal of netbooks in order to prop up thin&light. Now AMD has comprehensively bit Intel on it's ass.

AMD: necessity is the mother of innovation. :lol:
 
 
+7 #9 PorscheRacer14 2011-03-22 08:40
By that time we should be hearing about Brazos 2.0 or whatever the next Fusion will be called on 28nm... Hard times ahead for Intel in this segment.
 
 
-1 #10 gadoran 2011-03-23 15:09
Quoting PorscheRacer14:
By that time we should be hearing about Brazos 2.0 or whatever the next Fusion will be called on 28nm... Hard times ahead for Intel in this segment.


Intel has realized that Netbook cpus will means ZERO revenue. All these chips: Atom ,Brazos are underpowered cpus to sell at 20/30$ max.Very likely Intel has decided to invest more R&D in real cpus and new Gpus to counter Nvidia and Ati in the next years.
I don't think Brazos like a win for Amd, at least at the ridicule price Amd sell them :) and this is a surpise,since it is fabbed in TMSC (that wants its own revenue on every chip).
Impact of brazos on Amd balance sheet: 0.01% :).
Yes Atom is died and other similar cpus too. ARM rule in the next years in UM
 

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