When Intel introduced the Atom processor based on 45 nm fabrication process a couple of years ago, it was known that they would eventually end up in low-power desktops or nettops rather than remaining confined to netbooks. Now, Intel has brought out the newest iteration of the Atom processors D410 and D510 - manufactured using the same fabrication process. However, the difference is that the memory controller, DMI link and graphics core have been moved to the same die as the processor core(s). While the D410 is a single core Atom, the Atom D510 is dual core with hyperthreaded cores.
ECS has sent us the TIGT-I motherboard-processor combo, which sports the Intel Atom D510 on the NM10 chipset. As you may already know, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has over the years been known for their motherboards which are affordable and also come with features found in motherboards that are generally more expensive. We tested this sample of the Pinetrail platform, so read on to find out whether it is worth going for.