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News Portable dual-core Atom chip due?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 10 Mar 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    To be honest, they should do both. :D
     
  3. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    Huh? My 1.5 year old Dell Mini 10 has a dual core Atom. Unless I'm misinterpreting the article...
     
  4. Highland3r

    Highland3r New Member

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    Reading the article it suggests that you have the desktop version of the Atom, not a mobile specific chip.
     
  5. horse

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    Probably more likely that it's the single core part with hyperthreading enabled
     
  6. Nexxo

    Nexxo Bargaining chip

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    I'd be more impressed if they'd finally design a chipset that does not belt out at least 4 times the Watts that the Atom does. Kind of misses the point.
     
  7. Narishma

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    That doesn't make sense as all the netbook atoms I've seen already support hyper-threading.
     
  8. horse

    horse New Member

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    that was my point, the mini 10 was only available with the single core part which will show two logical cores under Windows task manager
     
  9. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    I guess you guys are right, it's a single core CPU with hyperthreading. It's a Z530. wiki says HT single core.
     
  10. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    dual core as opposed to single core with hyper threading, i have built a couple of dual core atom machines, with the atom 330, which shows as a quad core in windows.
     
  11. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    I game, on my Ion, 270HT netbook. The Witcher, Medieval 2 Total war, KOTOR, TDU, Oblivion, GTA:SA, Far Cry, Stalker teh lot.

    I have the 270 OC'd to 2.23Ghz with a custom bios
    ANd the ION oc'd from core/shader 450/900 to 550/1207

    Runs like a dream XD
     
  12. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck really joined on Dec 24th 2004.

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    I wouldn't want an Atom anywhere near any hardware I own, dual core, laptop or otherwise. They just suck too much.
     
  13. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    They need faster at the current power draw. Thats the problem with the portable market as a whole, a decent laptop is far from portable. I love my net book since I can carry it to uni, get 6hours+ battery life out of it but come bbc iplayer and it gets noticable frames dropped. 1gb ram doesnt help either. The current atom has hit the web browsing on the go market portion perfectly (mobile phones are pathetic for browsing tbh) The next stage should be low power 15" laptops in the £400-£500 range. A "netbook" with a 15" screen size would be perfect rather than the current breed in that range. Ultimately tho, those users need a slightly beefier processor and 2gb+ ram if thats to work. Quad core atom anyone?

    On a side note, isn't the chipset a larger power drain than the processor itself? Surely that would be the best place to focus?
     
  14. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    a dual core atom with hyper threading showing 4 cores, with the ability of HD playback would be very nice and make for an awesome portable media like center. ^_^
     
  15. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    A dual core Atom would be quite useful, but at this rate the problem is that Atoms are simply still too weak.
     
  16. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    Since Atom clearly targets VIA's CPU niche, does anyone else think Atom was, at least partly, an attempt to kill VIA?

    (Perhaps also killing a potential VIA / Nvidia partnership)
     
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