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Next-gen Atom gets faster sibling

N450 to be joined by N470

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Intel's 'Pineview' processor looks set to run more quickly at launch than previously anticipated.

The next-gen Atom netbook CPU, due in Q1 2010, was expected to debut at 1.66GHz as the N450. A couple of websites are now suggesting it will be accompanied by the N470, which will be clocked at 1.83GHz.

The N450 was said to have a maximum power consumption of under 7W. The figure reported for the N470 is 6.5W.

That's 4W more than the 2.5W N280, but with an on-board graphics core and memory controller removing the need for a complex, power-hungry northbridge chip, N4x0-based netbooks should consume less power in aggregate than their predecessors.

Like the N280, the N450 and N470 will sit on a 667MHz frontside bus. As before, the new chips will include HyperThreading and 64-bit support. ®

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