Intel Atom goes dual-core in Q3 2008

Posted on Thursday, May 22 2008 @ 03:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
FUD Zilla reckons a dual-core Atom processor will be released in Q3 2008.
We don’t have many details about the clocks, but these two physical cores will support two threads per core or four threads when you add them together and the TDP should be in the 8 to 10W range.

Many, including MSI, are planning desktop versions of Atom and we believe that with a properly priced case these small and quiet Atom-based dual core desktops can do really well.

In the real world we don’t expect the 1.6GHz dual-core Atom to be faster than a 1.6GHz dual-core Celeron, but only time will tell. On the other hand, Atom 3xx dual core should have much better TDP compared to Celeron dual-core, and this is its key winning bet.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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