Intel has introduced the Intel Atom N470, a new, faster Atom processor for netbooks. The CPU's integrated graphics chip helps enable improved performance and smaller, more energy-efficient designs for the netbook category, Intel highlighted.

The single-core Atom processor runs at 1.83GHz, with 512k of L2 cache and DDR2 667 DRAM support. Major OEMs are expected to introduce systems based on the processor over the coming months, Intel said.