Intel Pineview netbook platform coming 2H ’09
A DigiTimes report alleges Intel will introduce its next-generation netbook platform, Pineview, in the second half of this year. Versions of the platform with a single-core processor will target netbooks, and dual-core versions will target nettops.
The Pineview platform will have an integrated CPU and Northbridge design, reducing the space taken up by both 60% to 773mm^2. Pineview will be built on a 45nm process, and will come with faster processors and 667MHz DDR2 memory instead of 533MHz. The platform’s maximum TDP will drop from 8W to 7W; average power consumption is said to be only 2W. The graphics core will remain the Intel GMA 950.