Intel to Bomb Original Atom Processors

Paul Lilly

Intel's first-gen Atom processors had a nice run and single-handedly kept both the processor market and PC shipment sector in the black during a worldwide tech recession that rocked 2009, but the dated chips are finally up for retirement .

According to Fudzilla, Intel will pull the plug on Atom 230 and 330 processor sales by the end of this month. That means netbook and nettop makers who already sold systems based on these older chips will have to check inventory levels and make sure they have enough to fill any potential warranty repairs.

Going forward, the Atom D525 and D425 parts will rank as Intel's fastest Atom chips until at least the end of the year, at which point they could end up being replaced with faster processors built on the same architecture.

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