Feeds

VIA ships 90nm Eden low-power processor

C7 CPU transformed for silent PCs.

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

VIA today took its x86-compatible Eden processor family into the 90nm era by extending the series with two models derived from the company's 'Esther' core, also the basis of its C7 processor product line.

The new chips are the Eden and Eden ULV - the latter an ultra-low voltage part that consumes just 3.5W at 1GHz and 7.5W at 1.5GHz. The Eden clocks at between 400MHz and 1.2GHz, consuming up to 2.5W and 7W at those speeds. VIA's website suggests the parts will clock to 2GHz.

Both CPUs run VIA's V4 frontside bus, clocked to 400MHz. Both contain 128KB of L1 cache and a further 128KB of L2 cache. They contain the standard features of the C7 series, including VIA's PowerSaver core voltage and clock-speed stepping technology; MMX, SSE 2 and SSE 3 support; the ability to work with Windows XP Service Pack 2's 'no execute' anti-virus technology; and VIA's PadLock security engine.

VIA is pitching the parts at silent PC systems, thin clients, set-top boxes and so forth, touting the fact neither chip needs active cooling. The chips ship in a low-profile nanoBGA2 package that's 2.1 x 2.1cm. They are also compliant with the EU's Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) regulations, due to come into force this coming Summer.

VIA said the Eden and Eden ULV are shipping now, but did not indicate how much it's charging for them. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Chipmaker FTDI bricking counterfeit kit
USB-serial imitators whacked by driver update
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
DOUBLE BONK: Testy fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pockets
Users wail as tapcash transactions are duplicated
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
FTDI yanks chip-bricking driver from Windows Update, vows to fight on
Next driver to battle fake chips with 'non-invasive' methods
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.