Intel begin shipping dual-core Atom processors
Intel has officially begun shipping a 45nm dual-core Intel? Atom? Processor known as the Intel Atom Processor 330. The newest member of the Atom family is designed specifically for nettops, which are affordable desktops purpose-built primarily for web surfing, email, and basic Internet usage. The dual-core Intel? Atom? Processor 330 features a 1.6GHz processing core, 1MB of level 2 cache, an 8W TDP and support for DDR2 667. The new processor is available as an integrated package and has been validated with the Intel? 945GC Express Chipset, featuring built-in Intel? Graphics Media Accelerator 950 and Intel High Definition Audio.