The chip will feature the AVX 2.0 instruction set and it will target Intel's "Bay Trail" Celeron and AMD's "Kabini" Athlon processors. A live demonstration of VIA's new chip was shown off at last month's InfoComm 2014 conference. The test chip had a clockspeed of 2GHz and featured 2MB L2 cache. It was benchmarked with SANDRA and compared to Intel and AMD processors:
The BGA chip was running on a VIA-made motherboard, with its own VIA VX11H chipset. It was compared to AMD Athlon 5350 (quad-core "Jaguar" with 2.05 GHz clocks), and Intel Atom Z3770 (quad-core "Silvermont" with 2.40 GHz clocks). The results are tabulated below. At 2.00 GHz, armed with the latest multimedia and cryptography instruction-sets, VIA's chip is faster than Intel's in most tests, despite lower clocks. It trades blows - and wins - against AMD's chip, in most tests. VIA is expected to launch the first chips based on Isaiah II in late-August, 2014. VIA is hedging its bets with efficient compact PCs, kiosks, and digital signage, with its new chip.