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Archive for January 28th, 2021

Intel launches five Atom processors

We've already been promised that Intel will use IDF to debut various low-cost Atom processors, and they've now done just that. Atom processors were previously known as Silverthorne, and are specifically designed for Mobile Internet Devices, or MIDs. Atom consumes between 0.65W and 2.4W, and borrows Hyper Threading from Nehalem (previously seen in Pentium 4 chips). The first five chips launching are the Z500 (800MHz), Z510 (1.1GHz), Z520 (1.33GHz), Z530 (1.6GHz) and Z540 (1.86GHz).




Intel show-off working 3.2GHz Nehalem chip

During the closing day at the rather uneventful Intel Development Forum in Shanghai, Intel had a Nehalem system up and running at 3.2GHz. The processor was a quad-core Bloomfield chip, the desktop derivative of Nehalem. The first Nehalem CPU's will use the current 45nm process, and boast 731 million transistors. Each core has access to 256KB of L2 cache, plus an additional 8MB of L3 cache to share. As well as utilizing the QuickPath interconnect, Nehalem includes an integrated memory controller, which supports three channels.






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