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The XO-2 is going Embedded RISC? So will everyone else!

Mar 13, 2009, 21:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Perlow)

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"I've been predicting that the x86 was going to disappear for a while, but it never occured to me that the economy was going to be the driving force behind it.

"I think it is probably safe to say that the next generation of the Atom chipset, Diamondville, is almost about about as far as the x86 architecture can progress in terms of its ability to conserve wattage and also provide the same balance in CPU horsepower needed for a MID or a general purpose mobile computing device. Right now, for your typical netbook, the total Atom power consumption of CPU + support chips is around 11.8 watts, with the CPU itself consuming about 5 watts. Diamondville's support chipset will consume about 2.5 watts, bringing the total to around 5.5 to 7.5 with CPU depending on whether you use a single core or a dual core Atom chip."

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