Intel: New netbook chipsets in summer
A new duo for netbooks: Atom N280 and the appropriate GN40 chipset are said to be released in summer.
In summer Intel is said to update the netbook portfolio. The GN40 chipset and a slightly modified Atom processor - the N280 - are said to be introduced together. According to first information, Acer, Asus and Gigabyte are among the first who want to use the new bundle.
Details are not available yet and Intel is keeping a tight lip. If the GN40 originates from the 4 series or the 965 series can only be guessed. This is interesting because of the graphics unit which differs noticeably between the two series. This is also important for if the N280 and the GN40 will be able to deal with Windows 7 and HD material.
About the N280 there is a little more information. The CPU is said to run at 1.66 GHz and is supposed to have a FSB of 533 or 667 MHz. The level 2 cache is supposed to be 512 KiByte big. Digitimes says that the bundle will be available for 60 to 65 US-Dollars.