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Atom CPU review by Tom's Hardware - 10-13-2008, 01:21 AM
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/int ... ,1947.html
I was looking for some info on the Atom CPU and found this to be interesting.
While it isn't entirely complimentary as a review, it does go into how the Atom CPU works and how it differs from some of the others in the desktop and netbook arenas.
I'm still kinda impressed by it myself, but I'm biased as an owner.
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Re: Atom CPU review by Tom's Hardware - 10-13-2008, 02:51 AM
I saw that review last month, and was surprised by the choice of chipset. I'm not too concerned about the performance of the processor, because for so many years my laptop has been running a P-III 1GHz Tualatin with 512mb and that performs just great for basic tasks. In fact I'm still using it as the workstation in the garage (Dell Inspiron 8100). :mrgreen:
I am a bit concerned about Via's Nano which apparently kicks the Atom's butt in the performance department... :roll:
...but!! The Atom still pwns in the power consumption arena!!
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Re: Atom CPU review by Tom's Hardware - 10-14-2008, 01:46 AM
I think for me, it comes down to, "but will it run OS X".. And I am almost certain it'll be a nightmare, if not impossible to run OS X on the Nano CPU.. Whereas with the Atom, despite how hugely different the CPU is internally, OS X can't tell it apart from a Core Solo.. Even the AMD CPU's play poorly with OS X, so for me, I'm glad Intel has such fine offerings right now.
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