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: Comment by Wondercool
by vezhlys on Thu 5th Nov 2009 12:43 UTC in reply to "Comment by Wondercool"
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There are some mini-itx boards from the same VIA and Jetway. There are some netbooks and notebooks from Samsung, Lenovo and other companies. There is even a server from Dell (blades if I am not wrong). It is difficult to gain a market share especially when your opponent is Intel. And it was a quite time after announcement and real products. It is not that bad as it seems, just VIA never had a big market share. Nano platforms offer more performance, however, they draw more heat and it seems they are more expensive. Because of this most cheap netbooks builders prefers Intel. Finally, Intel does their job better. VIA always tells a lot of features, but I always have problems to get them working (for example, they are not implemented in drivers or BIOS doesn't allow to enable some feature or another)...

Edited 2009-11-05 12:44 UTC

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