Intel's Atom processor and the netbook
are the silicon equivalent of Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson; they're inseparable. Naturally we can't wait for the dual-core Atom 330 to cozy up to the next generation
of economical portables, but have to wait a bit as it's being soldered exclusively into tiny desktops
at the moment, like the one tech site The Guru of 3D just ran through a series of benchmarks. The posted results could have been interesting had they compared its performance to the single-core Atom 230
rather than AMD's (relatively) heavy-hitting Athlon 4850 X2
and Phenom 9850
-- not exactly apples to apples. We'll just have to assume it's roughly twice as fast on the right apps, all that for only twice the power consumption. That's still only a measly 8-watts!
[Via The Inquirer