Intel has officially introduced its next-gen line of Atom processors for netbooks, nettops and AIOs. The platform known as Pine Trail is Intel’s first to integrate graphics and memory controllers onto the CPU die. With graphics, memory controller and CPU integrated together, Intel claims the new processors are smaller – thanks to 45nm manufacturing process – and enable improved performance and energy efficiency.
The single-core N450 chip is targeted at netbooks, has a clock speed of 1.66GHz with 20 percent performance gain and 60 percent reduction in footprint over the previous Atom platform. On the other hand, the desktop variants, D410 (single-core) and D510 (dual-core), run at the same 1.66GHz clock speed but are said to consume about 50 percent less power and 70 percent reduction in footprint.
Computers powered with Pine Trail Atom CPUs will be available from Jan 4.