According to DigiTimes, the switch to a smaller process will cut the amount of necessary mainboard space by 60 percent compared to Atom N270 CPU platforms, shrinking the overall footprint. It should also be available clocked faster than the current chips, and while onboard video processor will remain the GMA 950, clock frequency will increase from 133MHz to 200MHz. Moreover, the new southbridge will be codenamed Tigerpoint-M and will be replacing the ICH7M.
Despite these performance improvements, TDP will go down from 8W to 7W, while the average power consumption will be only 2W. The Pineview Atoms should also be cheaper to make, which could see lower netbook prices down the line, and both single core and dual core version will be available in the second half of this year – though sadly the dual-core variants will be reserved for nettops only.