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|17th December 2008, 15:56||#1|
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NVIDIA's Ion Platform: Bringing High Def to Netbooks
Intel has been shipping its Atom processor for months now, although it has been talking about the CPU for much longer. Earlier this year I went through the architecture and unique design approach behind Intelís first foray into a new approach to chip design since the original Centrino.
While Atom isnít setting any performance records, it is amazingly powerful for its size and power consumption. In making Atom, Intel made sure to give it an equally impressive chipset: Poulsbo. The combination of Atom and Poulsbo unfortunately uses too much power and is too big to be used in the most attractive of devices: smart phones, relegating them to MIDs (Mobile Internet Devices). MIDs arenít terribly successful, mostly because they are bulky, plagued by terrible UIs and too expensive for what they are. In a couple of years Atom will surely find its way into smart phones thanks to Intelís push for integration, but thanks to the Netbook segment Atom hasnít gone unappreciated.
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