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Cedar Trail Atoms coming in Q4

by on29 April 2011

32nm, 10W TDP, DX10.1
Although Intel was supposed to introduce Cedar Trail Atom processors in mid-2011, Anandtech is reporting that they have been pushed back for Q4.

The new dual-core 32nm parts will feature a 10 watt TDP, along with on-die DirectX 10.1 graphics. The cheaper dual-core D2500 is set to end up with a 1.86GHz clock and 1MB of L2 cache, but it will not support Hyperthreading. However, the D2700, clocked at 2.13 will deliver four threads and it will be the fastest Atom to date.

Sadly, there is still no word on Intel’s new graphics cores. While the D2700 might end up somewhat faster than AMD’s E-350 in single-threaded applications, it will probably lag behind in the graphics department. However, bear in mind that the E-350 is a 40nm part with an 18 watt TDP.

In any case the delay comes as good news for AMD. By Q4 it will also introduce some new Fusion processors, including overclockable C-60 and E-360 parts and even once Intel introduces Cedar Trail, AMD will still offer superior graphics performance.

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