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I don't think people here realize how great the Atom processor is. For my rack setup, I have two Atoms and they are fantastic! I use one of them for a router running untangle and the other one is running Windows 7 64bit and it is a headless system that I use to run software that manages and organizes my Freenas builds. For maybe 2 bucks of month worth of power over having to build a complete system and have it use 10 times as much to do the EXACT same thing, is just silly. Atoms have their market place but they are limited to specific areas and most home uses are not there. I will give it to most people that Atom netbooks are garbage. I'm just saying they are good for specific uses and in my case, they work very very well.
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Eh, for what it is, the Atom isn't too bad -- Their issue lies more with the products they chose to market with/for the Atom then it does with the core, itself.

I have a couple personally and while they're not great, can't exactly complain, either.

2008 era Atom laptops left a bad impression. A nearby university bought a few of them to save money. They had to prematurely retire the laptops after one too many grumbling.
post #23 of 140
Makes sense.

Atoms now are slow and sucky.

When the new "Atoms" come out, Intel doesn't want the consumer to blow off the device just because it has Powered by Intel Atom printed on the box without even trying it out.

They'll have to come up with something that differentiates itself from it's shaky past, in regards to the atom.
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Anything below an I3 is worthless IMO, AMD has them beat
The Celeron G1610 (IVB @ 2.6GHz) can be found for $35.... AMD can't beat that in INT performance.

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I don't think people here realize how great the Atom processor is. For my rack setup, I have two Atoms and they are fantastic! I use one of them for a router running untangle and the other one is running Windows 7 64bit and it is a headless system that I use to run software that manages and organizes my Freenas builds. For maybe 2 bucks of month worth of power over having to build a complete system and have it use 10 times as much to do the EXACT same thing, is just silly. Atoms have their market place but they are limited to specific areas and most home uses are not there. I will give it to most people that Atom netbooks are garbage. I'm just saying they are good for specific uses and in my case, they work very very well.

Yeah, the issue is that current Atoms are not much different from 2008 Atoms in terms of performance.

If Intel kept working on the Atom and actually improved their performance over the years, they wouldn't have such a bad name.

I have a dual-core Atom running my Untangle box too.
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Thats quite true. I know people that naturally avoid the Atom brand because they believe it is poorly designed because it has a cheap feel to it. I can see what they mean, because in my country, most "cheap" pc's use Atom or pentium.
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The Celeron G1610 (IVB @ 2.6GHz) can be found for $35.... AMD can't beat that in INT performance.

Where do they sell them that cheap? I see 43-50$ online.
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Where do they sell them that cheap? I see 43-50$ online.

MicroCenter in-store only: http://microcenter.com/product/408967/Celeron_G1610_26GHz_LGA_1155_Boxed_Processor
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MicroCenter in-store only: http://microcenter.com/product/408967/Celeron_G1610_26GHz_LGA_1155_Boxed_Processor

Not really relevant, since it's pickup limited and US only. A nice deal nonethless.
   
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Bugger,wouldn't mind a (less than 90euro) b75/celeron combo for laughs.
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The Celeron G1610 (IVB @ 2.6GHz) can be found for $35.... AMD can't beat that in INT performance.

Where do they sell them that cheap? I see 43-50$ online.

Even at 50 bucks, a 100 dollar GPU would destroy any APU in that price range.
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