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Intel has begun shipping its first dual-core Atom processor, the company said on Friday.On its price list, Intel characterizes the processor as one designed for nettops and netbooks, such as the Asus Eee PC line.

The Intel Atom 330 is clocked the same as the existing single-core Atom 230, or 1.6 GHz. It contains a full megabyte of level-2 cache, split over both cores; the 230 contains just 512 Kbytes. The new chip also is rated for 8 watts of thermal design power, and includes support for DDR2 667 memory. The Atom 330 is designed for the Intel 945GC Express chipset, Intel said.

The Atom 330 is priced at $43 per processor in 1,000-unit lots; the Atom 230 is priced at $29.

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Written by techran

September 22, 2008 at 3:06 pm

Posted in Industry News

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