The Intel Atom N270 and N280 processors have been pretty much standard equipment for netbooks for the past year and a half or so. We’ve known Intel is working on a next generation update for the chipset for a while now, but now there’s a little more news about the company’s plans.

According to Fudzilla and Blogeee, Intel will launch both its AtomN450 and N470 chips during the first quarter of 2010. We’ve already heard a bit about the N450 chip, which will have a clock speed of 1.66GHz and use less energy by integrated graphics and memory control functions directly on a single chip. The Atom N470 will also be a single system-on-a-chip, but it will have a faster clock speed.

The Atom N470 will reportedly run at 1.83GHz and have a 667MHz FSB. It will also have an integrated graphics controller and hyperthreading support. The chip will have a TDP of 6.5 watts, which is significantly higher than the 2.5 watt TDP of the Atom N270. But the Atom N270 chip requires a separate graphics controller, which also sucks power. In other words, the Intel Atom N470 will likely run faster than the Atom N270 while using even less energy overall.

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19 replies on “Intel Atom N470 to clock in at 1.83GHz”

    1. The Z-series processors (2.0 Watts TDP) and US15W chipset (2.3 Watts TDP) come in at under 5 watts combined. So this will be slightly more power hungry when running at full throttle.

      My guess is that combining the chipset with the processor locks out graphics chipset competition (no nVidia ION) and decreases manufacturing costs for Intel.

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