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Dec 5, 2011

Giada Uses Intel’s Atom Cedarview CPUs in Its Latest i35G Nettop

While Intel appears to be struggling to release the mobile version of its Atom Cedar Trail platform into the wild, is desktop counterpart seems to be doing quite well, Giada just announcing that it has used these chips for a new nettop, the Giada i35G.

The design of the i35G reminds us more of a laptop than a nettop computer and is housed inside an ultra slim case that measures no more than 26.3mm (a little bit more than one inch) in thickness.

Giada was able to make its nettop so thin by going with Intel’s Atom Cedarview processors, users having the option of choosing between the 2.1GHz D2700 and 1.83GHz D2500 CPUs.

Both of these chips are based on the Cedarview architecture and feature a 10W TDP, 1MB of L2 cache and built-in graphics, but the former also comes with Hyper-Threading enabled to process up to four threads simultaneously.

In addition, the chips also sport an integrated 1066MHz memory controller as well as a 640MHz on-die GMA 3650 GPU that is based on a PowerVR core.

However, Giada chose not to use this integrated graphics core for their nettop and instead went with an Nvidia GF119 graphics core.

The rest of the nettop’s configuration includes 2GB of DDR3 system memory, a 320GB 2.5-inch hard drive Wireless LAN 802.11n and Bluetooth connectivity as well as a multi-format card reader.

Despite the small size, Giada’s nettop does however come with a wide variety of ports and connectors including a pair of jacks for plugging in a mic and headphones, four USB 2.0 ports, one eSATA port, as well as DVI and HDMI video outputs.

No info regarding pricing or availability was provided by Giada, but the i35G should arrive in stores soon enough.


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