Intel Atom Cedar Trail-M Could Still Arrive in December 2011

Asus will be Intel's biggest partner for the launch

We have talked quite a lot about Intel’s delay of its mobile Atom Cedar Trail platform in the last couple of weeks, but now a new report came our way to suggest that the chip maker may still launch these chips by the end of 2011.

This latest development in the Cedar Trail-M saga was reported by the DigiTimes publication, which cites unnamed industry sources saying that the Cedar Trail-M platform will be launched in December of this year.

Asus, along with Acer, will be Intel’s most important launch partners as the Taiwanese company is said to prepare two Eee PC netbook models that are going to be based on this platform for a December launch.

These laptops are none other than the Eee PC 1025C and Eee PC 1025CE devices we talked about earlier this week, which feature almost identical specs outside of a few minor differences.

The Cedar Trail-M platform is comprised of Atom Cedarview-M processors and the NM10 chipset, which is the same controller logic used by Pine Trail.

These are the first Atom processors to be built using the 32nm fabrication process and feature a unified architecture that packs both the computing cores and the graphics core on the same die.

The computing cores are the same ones as those used in the previous version of Atom CPUs, but the operating frequencies have been increased in order to allow for better performance.

More important changes were brought on the graphics front, where the CPUs have gained hardware decoding support for MPEG2, VC1, AVC, and H.264 Full HD content as well as for Blu-ray 2.0. Intel initial mobile Atom Cedarview processor lineup will include two chips, the Atom N2600 and N2800.

The platform has been previously reported to be delayed for the start of the next year as Intel is apparently having troubles with the graphics drivers for these chips.

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