VIA Eden X2 is World's Most Power-Efficient Dual-Core ProcessorCategory: CPU's
Posted: March 4, 2011 11:00AM
VIA isn't what it once was in the world of processors, but that does't mean it has completely dropped out. VIA has just introduced its Eden X2 processor, something it is claiming is the world's most power-efficient dual-core processor. There are no hard numbers right now, but considering the original Eden ran at 500MHz while consuming one watt of power, I think the Eden X2 can easily take that claim. VIA continues with the fanless design principles for the cooling method for the Eden X2, and claims the chip itself will have a longevity of seven years. The chip itself is a native 64-bit, dual-core processor that is made on the 40nm process. VIA Eden X2 processors bring with it VIA VT virtualization which allows for older programs to be used in a virtual environment, plus it is compatible with Windows CE and Linux operating systems.
The VIA Eden X2 processor will be available in various systems and boards starting in the second quarter of this year.