New Intel Atom Chips Have NAS Appeal

The Atom processor has turned out to be a smash hit for chip giant Intel, becoming the dominant processor used in most of the netbook computers shipping today.

But Intel has additional plans for the Atom family, known for its low power consumption. As Infostor reports, Intel has released two new version of the Atom processor that are designed for network-attached storage devices. And this is only part of a larger plan to get Atom out to other markets beyond netbooks, including the system on a chip (SoC) market.

Intel has introduced two new versions of its Atom processor aimed at NAS devices for SMBs and home offices, the 1.8GHz Atom D425 single-core and D525 dual-core processors.

Intel officials say the processors boost performance with higher CPU frequencies for faster storage processing, and will support the new memory technology DDR3 small outline dual in-line memory modules (DDR3 SODIMM).

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Intel ships chips for SMB, SOHO NAS

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