We’ve already seen reports that the new Intel Atom Pine Trail processors use less energy than current generation chips, while offering little to no performance boost. But if you’re a sucker for a good spec sheet, Intel’s got a few for you.
The company has uploaded the technical specifications for its new Atom N450 mobile processor as well as the Atom D410 and D510 desktop processors. There aren’t a lot of surprises, but here are a few things I learned:
- The Atom N450 is a 64-bit chip, which means you can run the 64-bit version of Windows 7 on a netbook with this CPU, something you couldn’t do with the Atom N270/N280 chips.
- The package size is exactly the same as earlier chips, even though memory and graphics functions have been added.
- If you’ve been holding your breath waiting to find out if the GMA 3150 graphics core would support hardware video acceleration, it’s time to exhale. It doesn’t.