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It usually takes a little while for Intel's new high-end CPU architectures to trickle down into the Celeron and Pentium lineups. This time, it might not happen at all. According to PC World, Intel plans to use its Silvermont Atom architecture to power upcoming Celeron and Pentium processors. The chips will target "entry-level laptops, desktops and all-in-ones."
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So...will these be worse than previous Pentiums and Celerons?
   
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So...will these be worse than previous Pentiums and Celerons?

Yes. Intel has two main CPU lines..... their big core and then their little core.

Their big core designs (Haswell, IVB, SB, etc) are powerful and target the 15-140w range.

Their little core design (Atom, note singular) is low power and target the 1-10w range. We really need to see what the new Atom design can do, but it will not be as good as a cut-down big core.
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So...will these be worse than previous Pentiums and Celerons?

IPC wise, yes.

Overall performance wise, probably, at least at first.

Performance per watt will likely be competitive or superior.
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so basicly the g2020 (and other ivy based pentium based cpus) will be the last budget cpus from intel with the best p/p ratio (when looking at the cpu performance)

looks like i did good when i got my g2020 for ~50€ biggrin.gif:D:D
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atom is sluggish on netbooks, but if they put a 3ghz core clock on them, i think it will be good enough for desktops
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This is a brand new Atom architecture...
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atom is sluggish on netbooks, but if they put a 3ghz core clock on them, i think it will be good enough for desktops

Silvermont is a major revision to Atom architecture, and should offer a good IPC boost.
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Newer Atoms ought to be okay. Even low-powered laptops are typically overkill on CPU performance.
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atom is sluggish on netbooks, but if they put a 3ghz core clock on them, i think it will be good enough for desktops

Next-gen Atom will be a new architecture and ship with out-of-order execution stages. It won't match current Haswell IPC, but it will be many-core and likely compete in multithreaded scenarios.
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