- Jun 26, 2007
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Intel's Atom is designed specifically to have a low power consumption, but to be powerful enough to run the speight of sub-notebooks such as Asus' Eee range.
However, German site EeePCNews.de states that AMD now look set to provide some competition, with a 64-bit 1GHz chip boasting a relatively low thermal design power (TDP) of 8 watts.
The CPU data and instruction caches are integrated 64KB and it runs on DDR2-400 memory with bus speeds rated at 800 MHz.
Sub-notebooks have become a burgeoning part of laptop sales, with the success of the Asus Eee 710 prompting a whole host of competitors from the major laptop manufacturers.