Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Nov 2009 18:48 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "VIA has introduced out its latest Nano CPUs, pitching the new 3000 family of low-power processors at makers of thin'n'light laptops and of all-in-one desktops. The Nano 3000 series runs to six processors, clock at between 1GHz and 2GHz. They all sit on an 800MHz system bus. Four U3x00 models consume just 100mW of power when idling - the two L3xx0 Nanos consume 500mW at idle. VIA touted the new parts' support for 64-bit computing, virtualisation and the SSE 4 media processing instructions. Like past VIA processors, the new ones have on-board AES and SHA encryption engine."
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RE: competition
by owczi on Thu 5th Nov 2009 02:11 UTC in reply to "competition"
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I did OpenSSL benchmarks of the encryption engine (VIA Padlock) on a 1GHz C7 some years ago (FreeBSD). It absolutely blew my quad-core Xeon away.

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