Intel quietly launches Atom D2550 CPU
Two weeks ago we reported about new Atom D2550 "Cedar Trail" microprocessor, coming in the first half of March. Days after our report, VR-Zone provided more accurate February 26 introduction date for the upcoming CPU. Yesterday Intel added D2550 to ARK product database, indicating that the processor is now launched. It's impossible to tell exact launch date of this SKU, and it's likely that it was released earlier in the week, perhaps on February 26.
The first two D2xxx series Atoms, released last fall, had somewhat different feature-sets. Atom D2500 ran at 1.86 GHz, had 2 CPU cores with 1 MB L2 cache, and integrated Graphics Processing Unit operating at 400 MHz. Atom D2700 was 266 MHz faster. It added HyperThreading and Virtualization technologies, and had on-chip GPU clocked at 640 MHz. Intel D2550 combines features of both CPUs. Like the D2500, it runs at 1.86 GHz, and, as stated by Intel product database, doesn't support Virtualization. New features in the D2550, that also present in the D2700, are Hyper-Threading, and increased to 640 MHz frequency of integrated GPU. All three D2xxx series CPUs are built on 32nm technology, and fit into 10 Watt TDP. Official price of just released D2550 model is unknown.
Please see specification below for all currently available "D" series Cedar Trail processors:
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