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Intel's Atom initiative may have proved successful so far, but the chip giant has done itself no favours by releasing two versions of the chip. Intel Atom - Diamondville Intel's Diamondville: Pineview will be bigger, thanks to the on-board GPU and memory controller Atom is currently available in two forms: 'Silverthorne' and …

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TFk

Intel VT-x

Are there any details as to which of these chips will support Intel VT-x?

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@TFk

Good question.

I don't believe they will. The original Atoms didn't, and since Pineview and Lincroft use what is essentially the same CPU core as before, it seems unlikely they will too. I've seen nothing to suggest otherwise.

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Stop

One thing

I heard that the N450 will have 64 bit support. Nothing in this fine article mentioned that. Why?

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@Hetz Ben Hamo

Yes it did - look on the last page!

"Like today's desktop Diamondville's, the Dx10 series will support 64-bit computing. Early indications... are that so too will the N450."

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TFk
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Intel VT-x

Actually, the faster Z series Atoms are Intel VT enabled

http://ark.intel.com/ProductCollection.aspx?familyID=29035

Annoyingly, none of the current Atom chips that have Intel-TV are 64 bit capable. I really hope they plan to change this in the future...

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Down With Skool

Just to show I recognised the reference...

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@Rich 3

Top marks - but lose a point or two for not spotting the missing 'm' from Atomms.

For everyone else, look and lurn...

http://www.stcustards.free-online.co.uk/

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As any fule kno

"spotting the missing 'm' from Atomms"

Or the redundant 'h' in Whizz..?

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_Willans)

I didn't think you guys were old enough!

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