Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Atom, Intel, Mobile, netbook, nettop
|There must be more nuclear physicists over at Intel than I realized; they’re splitting Atoms faster than any scientific team I know of these days.
Kevin C. Tofel, Intel’s Newest Atom CPU Is Already Splitting
This week Intel announced Atom v2, code-named PineView. If you listen to the blogosphere buzz, Pineview, which has a CPU, GPU and memory controller on a single die — is well on its way to becoming the holy grail for netbooks and nettops: a system on a chip. As it is, the new version of Atom moves from a three-chip design to a two-chip design, with graphics and memory controllers moving onto the processor. The second chip, which provides I/O functions, is being called ‘Tiger Point’. The combo (Pineview + Tiger Point) is being marketed as the “Pine Trail Platform.”