Friday, August 27, 2010
Release date for the first dual core Atom
Intel has announced the arrival of netbooks which are equipped with the first dual core processor Atom. The new Atom N550 may have a lower frequency operation compared to other models in the family but it has unquestionable advantages compared to monocytes models.
The N550 runs at 1.5GHz, but compared to the mononuclear model has twice the cache, consuming roughly the same power as other Atom. Intel claims that the binuclear model is ideal for Flash videos, which is where mononuclear processors often face difficulties.
The first netbooks with the new processor are expected from companies such as Acer, ASUS, Fujitsu, Lenovo, LG, MSI, Samsung and Toshiba.