VIA annuncia C3 a 1 Ghz
VIA ha annunciato ufficialmente al Computex 2002, con questo comunicato, il processore C3 a 1 Ghz, pensato per soluzioni PC particolarmente silenziose. Ne riportiamo di seguito una parte :
VIA Introduces Highly Anticipated VIA C3 1GHz Processor at Computex 2002
Takes "Cool Processing" across the 1GHz barrier for small, quiet systems
Taipei, Taiwan, 3 June 2002 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the new VIA C3 1GHz series of processors.
"We have finally succeeded in providing a processor for small and quiet 1GHz systems based on standard, off the shelf components," commented Paul Hsu, Special Assistant to the President, VIA Technologies, Inc. "At twice the speed of the currently installed user base, the VIA C3 1GHz processor is a compelling option for upgrading existing Socket 370 PCs or building aesthetically pleasing and affordable ergonomic systems that demand less desk real estate."
The expensive noise dampening and cooling mechanisms of today's multi GHz systems with their massive power supplies are driving the market to more affordable unobtrusive solutions. Recognizing this, system designs are moving towards smaller form factors that break the traditional mould of the large white PC box for office, home and school systems. With a typical power consumption of a mere 5.7 watts, the VIA C3 1GHz processor only requires a standard small fan and heat sink to operate with rock solid reliability and stability, even in tough thermal conditions.
VIA C3 1GHz Processor
Building on the VIA C3 processor's reputation for Cool Processing, the VIA C3 1GHz processor continues to boast the world's smallest x86 processor die size and industry leading 0.13 micron manufacturing process, while delivering ultra low power consumption and world class levels of stability. Other features include 128KB Level 1 and 64KB Level 2 full speed cache, as well as support for a 100/133MHz Front Side Bus and MMX and 3DNow! multimedia instructions, to ensure robust levels of performance for all the most popular mainstream software and Internet applications. The VIA C3 1GHz processor will ship at speeds from 1GHz; pricing information is available on request. Future versions will continue to embrace the Socket 370 form factor.