Computer makers have been showing off netbooks with Intel Atom N570 chips for the past few months, but Intel has finally gotten around to officially introducing the new chip. As expected, it’s a slight variation on the Atom N550 dual core chip offering slightly higher clock speeds without any major change in power consumption.
Th Atom N570 is a 1.66 GHz dual core chip with 1MB of L2 cache and a TDB of 8.5W. It supports DDR3 667 memory. The Atom N550, by comparison, has a TDP of 8.5W, 1MB of L2 cache and a clock speed of 1.5 GHz.
Intel says Asus, Lenovo, and Samsung will all begin shipping computers using the new chip this month.
You can find more information on the chip at Intel’s product site.
Update: There was a typo on Intel’s site suggesting that the N570 chip wouldn’t support hyperthreading, but it turns out that it does… just like the Atom N550.
via Netbook News