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Intel has only just gotten its Cedar Trail-M processors out of the door, but the company is already planning new, slightly faster models in the mobile space, as well as a new desktop part. Intel has kindly leaked all the details of the three upcoming models in a spec sheet that recently got updated and if you were considering getting a new netbook, it might very well be worth holding off a little bit if you can wait.

Intel has only just gotten its Cedar Trail-M processors out of the door, but the company is already planning new, slightly faster models in the mobile space, as well as a new desktop part. Intel has kindly leaked all the details of the three upcoming models in a spec sheet that recently got updated and if you were considering getting a new netbook, it might very well be worth holding off a little bit if you can wait.

The three new models are the D2550, N2650 and N2850. The desktop focused D2550 is clocked at the same 1.86GHz as the D2500, but Intel bumped the GPU clock speed from 400 to 640MHz giving the D2550 the same GPU spec as the D2700. The increased GPU clock means that the D2550 will support Blu-ray playback, something the D2500 doesn't. The overall TDP hasn't increased for the D2550, although according to Intel's spec sheet, the idle TDP is up, albeit a mere 0.02W.

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As for the mobile parts, the N2650 has been given a fairly nominal speed bump of 100MHz, something that increased the TDP by 0.1W compared to the N2600. We should point out that the N26x0 parts only supports 2GB of memory and as such only a single DIMM, a move by Intel that we don't quite understand.

The N2850 got bumped 140MHz, again a very small performance increase and as with the N2650 the TDP increased by 0.1W, although in this case over the N2800. Interestingly Intel is listing the average power draw as 0.11W less than the N2800 despite the higher clock speed. Both of the new N models also supports DDR3L, something we're not sure if the first two models do and the spec sheet isn't clear here as it mentions the refreshed SKU which we presume is the N2650 and N2850.

Source: Intel (PDF link), CPU World

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