Intel will next year launch a low-cost desktop PC platform, it has been claimed. The news comes days after Asus said it's developing a desktop version of its Eee PC ultra-compact laptop for a 2008 release. Intel's platform is codenamed 'Shelton' and is set to centre on a 45nm processors dubbed 'Diamondville', described by …
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First AMD, now VIA...
Intel has been giving hell to AMD with the new cpu/chipset releases, especially with multi-core and 45nm technology. Now they are aiming for the embedded PC market that's pretty much owned by VIA with the Nehemiah chips in their C3 and C7 line.
Noooo, this isn't just a low-cost, purpose-built CPU. This targets directly into the embedded PC market, specifically the set-top box OEM that VIA has been so cozy with.
Hopefully VIA will respond to the challenge the way AMD has: maybe not keeping up one-on-one with Intel, but at least keeping the market a horse race. Remember how complacent Intel got before AMD kicked their booty with an Opteron wake-up call?
We can only hope...
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