At the IDF conference in Beijing which also happens to be the first anniversary of Atom processors, Intel unwrapped Z550 and Z515 processors from the Z Atom series. The Z550 bumps the clock speed to a cool 2GHz with support of Hyperthreading and consuming just under 3 watts of power.
On the other hand, Z515 is a performance on demand processor which enables the processor to run at 1.2GHz when a need for process consuming task arises. This performance on demand is done with the help of Intel’s Burst Performance technology.
Intel also demonstrated its next gen Atom based MID platform dubbed as Moorestown. The Moorestown platform consumes 10x less power as compared to an Atom platform. Moorestown comprises of a SoC which integrates a 45nm Atom processor, GPU, video and memory controller and an I/O Hub.
Intel expects to launch Moorestown sometime in 2010 and as we know LG will be one of the first companies to launch a product based on this platform.