September 25, 2009 at 5:06 pm
There has been much speculation when Intel will release its next-generation Atom processors, dubbed Pineview, to OEMs. However, Jeff DeMuth, Intel’s platform marketing executive, has confirmed that they will launch these chips during the last quarter of this year. When Pineview-powered netbooks will reach consumers is another matter though. It is believed that this could happen during Q1 2010.
Pine Trail is a two-chip platform. The Pineview processor features a CPU, GPU and memory controller on a single die. Combining this with Intel’s Tiger Pint I/O is what makes up the Pine Trail platform. The benefits of moving from 3 chips to 2 chips is power efficiency, lower costs that enable more fanless netbook designs.
Via PC World.