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Intel Announces New Atom CPUs

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By Shane McGlaun

Intel has announced new Atom processors to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the launch of the Atom line. It’s hard to believe with the Atom processor now inside so many netbooks that it has only been a year since the processor launched.

The new processors are aimed at MIDs and include the Z550 and Z515. The Z515 processor runs at 1.2GHz and uses Intel Burst Performance technology for small and sleek MIDs. The Z550 processor runs at 2GHz and features Intel Hyper Threading technology.

The new 2GHz processor is the first Atom processor from Intel that could offer significantly more performance for netbooks. The last new Atom announced for netbooks was not significantly more powerful than the N270 it replaced.

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