Next gen Intel Atom chips could feature better HD video performance

The Intel Atom N270 and N280 processors found in most netbooks can handle 720p HD video playback reasonably well. But they tend to choke on higher resolution 1080p videos. DigiTimes reports that Intel is working with Broadcom to address that for the launch of the new Pine Trail platform later this year. Notice I said […]

Intel to launch next gen “Pineview” Atom processors this year

  Intel unveiled a few details about the company’s next generation Atom processor, codenamed “Pineview.” Somewhat confusingly, Pineview chips will use a new technology Intel is calling “Pine Trail,” which basically combines the graphics, memory controller and CPU onto a single chip. Today’s Atom chips are just CPUs. The graphics and memory controller functions are […]