New Family of ultra-small Intel chips called 'Atom'

kingdingeling - March 3, 2008 10:26AM in CPU's, Manufacturers, General News

The family name for the Diamondville chips (News Post)has been announced, the 'Atom' series of chips. Two chips will carry this name. One was formerly known as Silverthorne and will be a mobile processor designed for the next generation of low-power mobile internet devices. This processor features a new power state, which allows the processor to essentially shut off in between tasks, to achieve a maximum power savings potential. The Menlow chips will also be rebranded to Centrino Atom, but these chips will feature integrated graphics, integrated wireless radio and a new, thinner and lighter design.