Intel's next Atom CPU might be going dual-core
Intel plans to launch its first dual-core Atom-based CPU in Q3.
With Intel's new low-power Atom CPU for Netbook-style laptops (and other ultraportable devices) just, industry watchers are already pointing to that chip's successor.
According to rumors first reported on the Web site Fudzilla, "Intel plans to launch its first dual-core Atom-based CPU in Q3....The new dual-core Atom will end up branded as the Atom 330, and just as the single-core Atom 230, the dual-core CPU will end up at 1.6GHz....It has 1MB cache memory, which is twice as much as the single-core Atom 230."
That's good news for fans of small portable systems such as the
Of course, this doesn't precisely match up with this supposedly leaked ultramobile CPU roadmapfrom Intel (which calls for a faster 1.8GHz chip with similar specs), but that's why we call 'em rumors.