Intel have announced the launch of their new dual-core Atom N570 processors for netbooks. The older model was the N550, which operated at a speed of 1.5 GHz. The new Atom N570 runs at 1.66 GHz but doesn’t support hyperthreading and has a TDP of just 8.5W. The N550 supported hyperthreading and could handle four threads in all. The performance of the N570 is bound to be higher than the older N550 but will most definitely not match the pace of some of the standard laptop processors.
The new Atom N570 will be seen in netbooks really soon
Intel first launched their dual core Atoms last year and netbooks with the new processor have been around. There are also netbooks built using the new N570 processor being displayed at CeBIT. The first of the netbooks with the N570 are expected to be out by the end of this month. Manufacturers such as ASUS, Lenovo and Samsung will be some of the first to do. At around the same time, SeaMicro announced the SM10000-64 server which uses 256 of the same Atom N570 dual-core processors.