Via unveils Isaiah x86 architecture

Via Technologies has unveiled details of its newest Isaiah processor architecture. The x86 processor is aimed at Via's next generation of 'Small is Beautiful' devices. Via claimed that the range offers the best performance-per-watt on the market, helping in the production of green, silent and small form-factor desktop PCs.

The chips will also be designed for home media centres, ultra-thin/light notebooks and ultra-mobile PCs. Isaiah has been designed from scratch by Via's US-based processor design subsidiary, Centaur Technology. It is based on 65nm CPU technology and includes a 64-bit micro-architecture, multimedia computation and a new virtual machine architecture.

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