Intel Cedarview 2011 Atom platform detailed: 32nm & DDR3 support

Nov 20, 2009
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Intel Cedarview 2011 Atom platform detailed: 32nm & DDR3 support

We're only now seeing the first Pineview netbooks - based on Intel's next-gen Atom platform - begin to show themselves, but details are already emerging about the silicon company's intentions for the platform after that.  Come 2011, say Fudzilla, Intel are expected to out Cedarview, a 32nm processor with a new, DDR3-compatible memory controller.

That DDR3 compatibility is particularly interesting, as it will put Atom's RAM support on a par with what Intel's Core i7 - Bloomfield processors can utilize.  However Intel will limit supported memory to single-channel sticks, though you'll at least be able to use two DIMMs; that, say Fuzdilla, is confirmed for the nettop platform, but it's likely to be the same situation for netbooks.

Pine Trail processors are expected to ship in early 2010 - with some sources saying as early as January - with the Atom N450 and N470 processors on sale throughout next year and into 2011.  No specific release details for Cedar Trail processors are known.

[via Netbook Choice]


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