Does Intel's Dual-Core Atom Improve Efficiency? : Atom 330: Dual-Core To The Rescue?

Intel's low-power Atom processors have received an interesting upgrade, as a more attractive dual-core version has now been available for a few months. You may recall our shootout between an entry-level Core 2 system and a standard Atom 230 solution: Core 2 Nukes Atom on the Desktop. The Atom turned out to be truly low on power consumption, yet it lost to the Core 2 business machine when it came to power efficiency defined as performance per watt. Well, it's time to look at the new dual-core Atom 330, which, in fact, could make a difference for low cost PCs.

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