Now let’s cross our fingers, fellow netbook enthusiasts, because the Intel Atom Z550 2.0GHz might be coming soon.
Intel is reportedly planning on launching a new model in its range of Intel Atom Z5xx-series processors. The Intel Atom Z550 runs at 2.0GHz, making it the fastest clock-speed Atom, while offering the same 2.4W TDP power, 512KB L2 cache and 533MHz FSB.
The new Z550 will slot in above the current highest-speed Atom chip, the Z540, which clocks in at 1.86Ghz. It’s unclear whether the Atom Z550 will be targeted at netbooks or MIDs, or potentially both
If a new bunch of Eees comes out with the Atom Z550, I’m sure it’ll be awesome.