How limited the new Intel Atoms really are

So some time ago Intel released some new Atoms, and at first they might have left a slightly positive impression in my weblog due to the reduced chips (3 down to 2), and finally enabled AMD64 (Intel EM64T) 64bit extension. However, I had to find out how unnecessarily (from the technical standpoint, probably necessary to drive Intels revenue) limited they are:

  • no FSB, no NVidia Ion (only as add-on PCIe chip to the 2 platform chips)
  • LVDS limited to 1366×768
  • nothing prepared for TMDS, e.g. no SDVO, so no: DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort et al.
  • PCIe lanes reduced to just 4

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