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    Seven nettops compared (VIA Nano to latest Atom CPUs)



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    Re: Seven nettops compared (VIA Nano to latest Atom CPUs)

    nice but they don't look at prices which is going to be a major factor for nettops, having an i3 mobile processor gives a massive jump in performance but I suspect it's added a big jump to the cost too.

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    Re: Seven nettops compared (VIA Nano to latest Atom CPUs)

    The VIA Nano X2 does not do too badly! OTH,it really does need a better IGP,although S3 is now owned by HTC??


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    Re: Seven nettops compared (VIA Nano to latest Atom CPUs)

    This bit surprised me: "The other thing you need to know about Intel's desktop-oriented Atoms is that they don't support SpeedStep, meaning they don't reduce their clock speed and always run at their full operating frequency."

    Please tell me that isn't true, even by Intel standards that would be quite a fail if it is.

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    Re: Seven nettops compared (VIA Nano to latest Atom CPUs)

    Zotac ID82 barebone is about £300 and you have to add your own RAM and HDD - certainly not cheap...

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    Re: Seven nettops compared (VIA Nano to latest Atom CPUs)

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    This bit surprised me: "The other thing you need to know about Intel's desktop-oriented Atoms is that they don't support SpeedStep, meaning they don't reduce their clock speed and always run at their full operating frequency."

    Please tell me that isn't true, even by Intel standards that would be quite a fail if it is.
    that would indeed be a massive fail, esp as the originals do.
    my eeepc 901 (first netbook to use the atom cpu) steps down the multiplier fine.

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    Re: Seven nettops compared (VIA Nano to latest Atom CPUs)

    Im pretty sure my Aspire Revo speedsteps but i must confess, i have never properly checked. Its just sat gathering dust at the moment anyway, need to sort it out!

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    Re: Seven nettops compared (VIA Nano to latest Atom CPUs)

    Certainly the first generation only had speedstep for the netbook versions (Nxxx), not the desktop versions.

    A quick check of ark ...... confirms that even the latest generation desktop Atoms (e.g. Atom D2700) do *not* support speedstep. The mobile/netbook versions do, though. Another instance of Intel's feature-ripping differentiation scheme...

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    Re: Seven nettops compared (VIA Nano to latest Atom CPUs)

    It looks like the D2700 has been cancelled:

    http://www.tech2date.com/intel-to-st...d2700-cpu.html


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