The new platform integrates a microprocessor core, graphics processor, and north bridge functionality into a single piece of silicon, code-named Pineview, while a separate Tiger Point chipset will handle I/O operations. The upcoming announcement in December will likely revolve around the single-core N450, a 1.66GHz part with a 521KB cache, HyperThreading and 64-bit support.
On the desktop side there will be the dual-core D510 and single-core D410 running at 1.66GHz, while a second, more powerful mobile part, the 1.83GHz N470, is expected later in 2010. The article suggests Intel is planning for a fast transition to Pine Trail, steering PC vendors away from the older offerings whenever possible. If previous rumors are accurate, the Atom N450 will be priced at $64, or $20 more than the currently available 1.6GHz N270, while the N470 will cost $75.