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VIA shows Eden X2, world's most power-efficient dual-core processor

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 04 Mar 2011 13:17 User comments (3)

VIA shows Eden X2, world's most power-efficient dual-core processor The new VIA Eden X2 dual-core processor has been unveiled at Embedded World 2011.
The company claims the fanless Eden X2 is the world's most power-efficient dual-core processor. It is made for use with a broad range of industrial and commercial embedded systems.

"Eden X2 shows how once again VIA is setting the pace when it comes to highly optimized, power-efficient processing," said Daniel Wu, Vice President, VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. "Embedded developers will relish the opportunity to integrate a native 64-bit, dual-core processor in passively cooled, ultra stable systems."

Designed with the latest 40nm manufacturing processor, the VIA Eden X2 processors combine two 64-bit, superscalar VIA Eden cores on one die, offering enhanced multi-tasking and superb multimedia performance on a rigidly low power budget.

It also touts VIA VT virtualization, a technology that allows legacy software and applications to be used in virtual scenarios without impacting on performance. The unique VIA AES Security Engine offers hardware-based data encryption on the fly, and essential tool in content protection and system security.

VIA Eden X2 processors are natively 64-bit compatible, facilitating an essential transition for the future of the embedded industry as 64-bit operating systems such as Windows Embedded Standard 7 allow for vastly improved data throughput per clock cycle. It is also fully compatible with the Windows CE and Linux operating systems.

Full technical details aren't being offered yet to backup VIA's claims in its release, but its interesting to note that the original Eden ULV x86 processor clocked 500MHz on just 1 watt.

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15.3.2011 9:30

So is it less or more powerfull than a Pentium D of the same speed?


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25.3.2011 13:24

I don't see the point of dual core chips when 3 core are the same price & now quads are here well why bother with 3 core..lol.. as for power efficient i've yet to see an article on any hardware that is fast when run on low power or "budget" hardware.
*As Tim the tool man Taylor would say* "more power"

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36.3.2011 8:01

hehe, yeah but thats just the problem isnt it scorpnz we need more power god we could all have i7 phones or cell chip phones (hehe that would be the first real cell phone hehe) anyway the large issues keeping them powered for long enough on today offering of battery technology, so something that runs on a whisp of power for mobile computing is really where its at and ultimately will lead to new eco green power standards for computers across the board in years to come.

Good luck to via i say.

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