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VIA launches smallest native x86 CPU

Posted on Tuesday, October 14 2003 @ 18:43:44 CEST by


VIA has introduced the VIA Eden-N processor, this combines their Nehemiah core with a new nanoBGA package. Total measures are only 15mm x 15mm, with thermal characteristics of only 7 watts at 1GHz, 6W at 800MHz and 4W at 533MHz. It will be used on for example the upcoming VIA Nano-ITX mainboard form factor, which measures only 12cm x 12cm.

The VIA Eden-N processor comes packed with advanced performance features such as StepAhead™ Advanced Branch Prediction, sixteen pipeline stages, support for SSE multimedia instructions, a full-speed Floating Point Unit (FPU) and an efficiency-enhanced 64KB Full-Speed Exclusive L2 cache with 16-way associativity for memory optimization. For enhanced digital media applications such as high quality DVD and audio playback, the VIA Eden-N processor can be coupled with the highly acclaimed VIA CLE266 chipset, featuring an integrated hardware MPEG-2 decoder, DDR266 SDRAM support, VIA Vinyl™ Audio integrated 5.1 surround sound, high-speed USB2.0 ports, and 10/100 Fast Ethernet.

The VIA Eden-N processor employs VIA's advanced CoolStream™ architecture that is packed with digital media performance features, including support for sixteen pipeline stages, SSE and MMX multimedia instructions, StepAhead™ Advanced Branch Prediction, an efficiency- enhanced 64KB Full-Speed Exclusive L2 cache with 16-way associativity, and a full-speed FPU.





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Re: VIA launches smallest native x86 CPU
by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 15 2003 @ 01:15:24 CEST
okay, warm up the bench. March until we can run this thing?!? Argh! I want it now!



  • Reply by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 15 2003 @ 21:43:36 CEST

    this is the better than the wine discover


 

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