VIA develops 64-bit Isaiah processor

Posted on Saturday, Oct 16 2004 @ 17:46 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
VIA is developing its first 64-bit x86 processor, the Isaiah. It is expected to become available in the first half of 2006.
VIA Isaiah will be VIA’s first processor with 64-bit capability, something that AMD and Intel are offering already today for various markets. Besides, the chip will have build-in PadLock security features with enhancements, a number of multimedia enhancements, increased cache sizes, and even a kind of answer to Intel’s Hyper-Threading – an out-of-order execution engine that allows the processor to handle different types of tasks at the same time. VIA stresses that the new processor will not devour a lot of power and will continue VIA’s stretch of low-power chips.
More info about the Isaiah at X-bit Labs


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