Featured Articles

HP Stream is a Chromebook killer priced at $200

HP Stream is a Chromebook killer priced at $200

We have been hearing reports of a new breed of affordable Windows notebooks for months. It is alleged that a number…

More...
AMD Radeon R7 SSD line-up goes official

AMD Radeon R7 SSD line-up goes official

AMD has officially launched its first ever SSDs and all three are part of AMD’s AMD Radeon R7 SSD series.

More...
KitKat has more than a fifth of Android users

KitKat has more than a fifth of Android users

Android 4.4 is now running on more than a fifth of Android devices, according to Google’s latest figures.

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 04 March 2008 08:56

Intel imposes restrictions on Atom motherboards

Written by test
Image

Doesn't want to compete with itself

Although Intel is very keen on pushing its new Atom platform, it has imposed some rather strict restrictions on the motherboard manufacturers that have signed up to make suitable boards for the Atom range of processors for desktop systems.

So, those hoping to find a suitable board for their next HTPC platform will be disappointed, at least for now, as Intel won't allow it. The restrictions involve the onboard audio, the add-on card slots, the video outputs and some other things.

Intel has also made OEMs sign contracts with them so that the Atom processors won't appear in set top boxes or other devices which Intel hasn't approved for the processors to appear in. Hopefully, this will change in the future, as the Atom processors have a lot of potential, but for now Intel only wants the desktop parts in certain kind of systems.

VIA might be the key to change this, as they have no restricitions when it comes to the usage of their upcoming Isaiah processor and it should hopefully prove to be nearly or as good as Intel's single core Atom processors.
Last modified on Tuesday, 04 March 2008 16:05
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments