Right now Intel’s Atom CPU line tops out at 1.66GHz with the Atom N280 chip. But rumor has it that the company is working on a few new chips in the Z5xx series that will have clock speeds of up to 2GHz.
According to HKEPC, Intel’s new Atom Z550 CPU will run at up to 2GHz with a max TDP of just 2.4W, which isn’t much higher than the power consumption on the current Intel Atom Z520 and Z530 chips. HKEPC also reports that Intel is working on a Z540 CPU that will run at 1.86GHz and a new low power Z515 CPU that will scale betwen 800MHz and 1.33GHz with a TDP between 1.4W and 2W.
All three of the new chips will have integrated Intel GMA500 graphics, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC1, and WMV9 video decoding.