Next-gen Atom “Pineview” processor due in Q3 2009

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Intel’s next-generation Atom processor, dubbed “Pineview,” will debut a year from now, according roadmap information recently obtained by a Japanese website. Few details are mentioned, but the new 45nm chip is expected be available in single- and dual-core versions featuring Hyper threading support as per today's Diamondville.

One notable difference from its predecessor, however, is that Pineview will be based on a new Lincroft micro-architecture boasting an integrated graphics core and memory manager integrated into the chip itself. Pineview Atom processors will connect to the associated I/O chip via Direct Media Interface (DMI) rather than a front side bus like the current Atom processor. It should be interesting to see what both AMD and Via will come up with to counter Intel.

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