Intel officially launches dual-core Atom N570 processor

By on March 2, 2011, 10:19 AM
Intel has announced the release of its second dual-core Atom chip for netbooks. The Atom N570 is a slight variation of the N550 dual core chip offering higher clock speeds without any major change in power consumption. Specifically, the dual-core processor runs at 1.66GHz instead of 1.5GHz and includes 1MB of L2 cache while drawing just 8.5 watts of power.

Besides the bump in frequency, Intel is also adding two new features: the Atom N570 is the first low-power Atom processor to support virtualization and the amount of RAM supported has doubled from 2GB to 4GB. Interestingly enough, though, it looks like the new chip might not support Hyper-Threading. While the Atom N550 has 2 cores and 4 threads listed, Intel's N570 product page says the chip has 2 core and 2 threads.

The Intel N570 processor is already shipping in Acer Aspire One AOD255E and HP Mini 110 netbooks, and will arrive in other systems from Asus, Samsung and Lenovo later this month. It can also be found on SeaMicro's newest ultra-dense, ultra-low power Atom-based server solution, the SM10000-64, which holds as many as 256 Atom N570 processors.

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madboyv1, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Eh, All the stuff AMD is doing in the ultra portable market is overshadowing this incremental refresh, though 8.5 watts... I have CFLs that use more power than that. lol

Cota Cota said:

Agree, AMD may be striding Intel but those 8.5 Watts are to lol, i wonder if we will get to AA batteries soon or maybe those C batteries? xD

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