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Via Getting Ready to Combat the Atom

image Via is getting ready to start some competition with Intel by putting out their own very low powered Dual Core 3000 processor.  I didn’t see any specs on the speed, but below you can read what the Cnet News article is saying:

The dual-core version of the Via Nano 3000–due in late 2009 or 2010–may use a Fujitsu 45-nanometer or TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) 40-nanometer manufacturing process, according to HKEPC. The Intel Atom is based on 45-nanometer process technology.

The Via chip may also include SSE4 instruction support, HKEPC said. Generally, SSE4 (Streaming SIMD Extensions 4) instructions speed up multimedia applications.

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  1. loyukfai

    12/31/2008 at 10:14 am

    It sounds good, but until there are more Nano-equipped netbooks *available*, it’s still mainly talk.

    “VIA platform accounts for 10-15% of netbook shipments in 2008, says paper”…?
    http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20081229PB202.html

    P.S. AMD is missing, and seems to be going to miss more in a growing chunk of the market. Maybe she don’t have the resources to compete with Intel both in the HPC and low-end markets…?

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