Intel announced having already begun shipping its first dual-core version of the Atom microprocessor. Dual-core Atom, also known as Atom 330, will probably put an end to the single-core version of the chip. As the company announced, the pricing information and data sheets for customers would be available starting Monday.
The chip manufacturer giant announced at IDF in August that the new processor would be launched in September. The dual-core Atom has been designed for Net desktops, also called nettops. The company has on the market the Atom N230 chip aiming at the same category of small machines. The Atom CPU can also be found on a wide range of mobile PCs.