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Build an Atom PC
Intel Atom has generated a lot of attention. Some of that attention has been positive: Intel building an x86 CPU whose primary design goal is very low power usage while maintaining good performance. On the other hand, Atom has been criticized for given up some key performance features, such as speculative, outoforder execution.
Still, Atom has garnered some interesting design wins, including appearing in some of the tiny laptops first pioneered by the . Atom most recent appearance has been in MSI latest sublaptop, the Wind.
First, you might ask why you want Atom in a desktop configuration. Its very nature suggests that performance would be limited. At 1.6GHz, and lacking outoforder execution, performance might be pretty low. Other aspects of Atom, such as simultaneous multithreading Hyper Threading and a fast SSE2 floating point unit, might mitigate some of that.
Then there the issue of finding an Atom CPU. As it turns out, you can really find a bare CPU. But you can find a complete platform in the recently released Intel D945GCLF motherboard. Intel steals a march from VIA Technology. Not only is the 945GCLF a miniITX motherboarda format pioneered by VIAbut the board comes with a 1.6GHz Atom processor built in.