AMD Athlon Neo aiming at Intel Atom?

AMD just announced a new CPU which is somewhat aimed against the fledging Intel Atom, despite it being a bit power-hungry (35watts). The Athlon Neo will cater to those systems just above the netbook platform but under the Core 2 Duo systems, if we based it on the performance benchmarks showed by AMD.

The Athlon Neo is still under the 65-nm process and will be paired up with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410 so don’t expect long battery life for your system.

Still the charts below might convince you.


Would it change people’s mind if they know the Neo can do full 1080p video playback smoothly?

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