Intel's Centrino Atom chips are officially official

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Paul Miller
April 2nd, 2008
In this article: atom, intel, silverthorne
Intel's Centrino Atom chips are officially official

Intel officially took the wraps off its widely-discussed and readily-implemented Centrino Atom processor / system controller for MIDs last night, and while there aren't a lot of surprises in spec land, it was nice to finally get an idea of what these suckers will cost:
  • Z500 - 800MHz, 0.65W TDP power, 400MHz FSB, 512K L2 cache ($45)
  • Z510 - 1.1GHz, 2W TDP power, 400MHz FSB, 512K L2 cache ($45)
  • Z520 - 1.33GHz, 2W TDP power, 533MHz FSB, 512K L2 cache ($65)
  • Z530 - 1.6GHz, 2W TDP power, 533MHz FSB, 512K L2 cache ($95)
  • Z540 - 1.86GHz, 2.4W TDP power, 533MHz FSB, 512K L2 cache ($160)
That's the pricing per 1,000 units, and is a little bit more than that $30 1.6GHz Atom 230 we were hearing about, but it does include the CPU plus the System Controller Hub with integrated graphics, HD video playback, HD audio and other nifty I/O things like support for WiFi, WiMAX and cellular radios.
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