While the Intel Atom line of chips may reign supreme in the netbook space, I’ve become a pretty big fan of Intel’s CULV chipset over the last few months. These low power chips show up in thin and light computers including a number I’ve recently reviewed such as the Asus UL20A, Dell Inspiron 11z, and […]
Marvell’s ARMADA 610 brings 3D, 1080p HD encode/decode to MIDs and PMPs
Manufacturers of MIDs, portable media players, e-readers, and tablets will be soon able to reap the benefits of Marvell’s new ARMADA 610 chipset. The new design incorporates a gigahertz-class ARM v7 compatible CPU, 3D graphics (including Open GL ES 1.1/2.0 and Open VG support), as well as full 1080p processing. On top of that, ARMADA […]
Pine Trail: smaller, cheaper – and 20% less energy consumption?
Fudzilla has gotten their hands on a few more details about Intel’s upcoming Pine Trail platform. Most noteworthy is the news that there will be an estimated 20% reduction in power consumption. Some blogs have asked whether this will translate to 20% longer battery life. Not likely, since the power savings here only refers to […]
Is Intel phasing out the Atom N280/GN40 chipset?
Intel could begin phasing out the Atom N280 chip and GN40 graphics chipset. Digitimes reports the move is due to low demand. The Intel Atom N280 CPU runs at 1.66GHz, which is only moderately faster than the 1.6GHz clock speed of the older Atom N270 CPU. The N280 also has faster bus speed and the GN40 […]
Asus Eee PC 1004DN, Intel GN40 chipset tested, reviewed
The Asus Eee PC 1004DN is one of the first netbooks to sport an optical disc drive. But that’s not its only claim to fame. It’s also the first available mini-laptop to utilize the new Intel GN40 chipset. When paired with an Intel Atom N280 CPU, this chipset is designed to offer better graphics performance […]
Intel says there’s nothing wrong with NVIDIA’s ION platform
Right, so apparently Intel is not putting and end to NVIDIA’s plans to bundle a GeForce 9400M GPU with the Intel Atom CPU and sell the chipset to netbook and laptop makers. The other day DigiTimes reported that Intel refused to sell the Atom processor separately from the Intel 945GSE and 945GC chipsets, which would […]
Intel to NVIDIA: We don’t want to share chip space
You know how NVIDIA recently announced plans for a platform that would combine the Intel Atom low power CPU with an NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GPU to provide enhanced video performance on netbooks and low power notebooks? Yeah, apparently they forgot to run that whole thing by Intel before unveiling the plan publicly. DigiTimes reports that […]
VIA releases updated chipset, graphics drivers
VIA has released updted drivers for the CN896 chipset and Chrome9 integrated graphics. There are new drivers for both Windows XP and Windows Vista. HP 2133 Guide decided to see how the updated drivers affected performance on the HP Mini-Note. You can read the full writeup at HP 2133 Guide and find download links. But […]