It is already integrated in teh system, like an atom i suppose, you know the little falls boards
Thanks for your reply Cpt.
Yet both can be pruchased as stand alone units. My feeling is that it must have something to do with the chip itself. Anyone else?
Looking through the product breif for i3 540, I'd say the embedded difference is that there is extended life cycle support, i.e. you'll be able to buy them for longer which would be important to someone building system with CPU in.
The other thing thry tout is ECC memory when combined with 3450 chipset.
The technical spec's for the CPU seem to link to the same document, so I'd say the processor isn't physically different, just how it's supported.
My conclusion as well. Thanks for your help, appreciated.