Intel announces dual-core Atom processors and Canoe Lake platform

June 1, 2010 at 10:17 am

Intel dual-core Atom processorIntel has today formally announced its dual-core Atom processors that will move into production next week. No technical details were revealed, but we have previously heard of the 1.5GHz dual-core N550 Atom processor part. Devices using the new CPU are expected to be on shelves by the end of the year.

Intel also announced its Canoe Lake platform that enables super-sleek netbook designs. The reference design is 50percent slimmer than current netbooks and measures just 14mm in thickness. The design is good for either single-core or dual-core Pine Trail Atoms. Netbooks using this design are expected to appear “over time”.

Lastly, Intel announced its DDR3 processor parts. This includes the N455 and N475 Atom for netbooks and D425 and D525 for nettops. The main benefit using DDR3 is energy efficiency, clock speeds remain the same as before.

Intel Dual-Core Atom

Intel dual-core Atom processor

Intel dual-core Atom processor

Intel dual-core Atom processor

Intel dual-core Atom processor

Intel Canoe Lake Reference Design

Intel Canoe Lake

Intel Canoe Lake


2,511 Responses to “Intel announces dual-core Atom processors and Canoe Lake platform”

  1. Strodtbeck said:
    June 1st, 2010 3:11 PM

    Intel has had some big news, but the key will be if their GPU stands up. The energy efficiency seems to be much better, if Asus can produce a Win7 tablet with 10+ hours of battery life then they are definitely getting better in that area. However, I have yet to see one of these things putting out smooth 1080p and still maintain good battery life. That will be the major test.

  2. Bob said:
    June 4th, 2010 4:17 PM

    The rest always seems to get a boost but its high time battery life gets attention. 4-5 hours battery life for a netbook should be a definite NO-NO. Thus far only Nokia, Toshiba & Apple seem to have the juice. The others claim *super* battery life but thats almost always a hogwash that needs to be discounted by 50% straight off for normal usage.

  3. Priyanka said:
    November 9th, 2011 8:17 AM

    That is a welcome move from Intel. It is the leading processor manufacturer and its Atom based netbooks are very popular in the market. I have been using one Intel Atom based netbook myself and I am very happy with its performance. I think the dual core launch will wipe out the Asus processors.