Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
VIA unveils Isaiah x86 processor architecture for mobile devices
Posted on 25-Jan-2008 14:05. | Tags Filed under: News.


VIA unveils Isaiah x86 processor architecture for mobile devices
VIA Technologies, Inc have announced details of the VIA Isaiah Architecture, a new x86 processor architecture that promises to deliver significant boosts to the functionality and performance of desktop, mobile and ultra mobile PCs.

The company says this new system architecture will minimise power requirements, saving on battery life and enabling ultra compact system designs.

Designed from the ground up by the company's US-based processor design subsidiary, Centaur Technology Inc., the VIA Isaiah Architecture combines the latest advances in x86 processor technology, including a 64-bit superscalar microarchitecture, high-performance multimedia computation, and a new virtual machine architecture.

The first generation of Isaiah-based products will be pin-compatible with the VIA C7 processor family, enabling a smooth transition for system builders and providing them with an easy upgrade path for current designs.

The first processors implementing the VIA Isaiah Architecture will use 65 nanometer technology for greater power efficiency. The company see these processors being used in silent and small form factor desktop PCs and home media centers, and ultra thin and light notebooks and mini-notes.

As well as support for clock speeds of up to 2GHz in initial products and a high-speed, low power Front Side Bus scalable from 800MHz up to 1333MHz, the VIA Isaiah Architecture also has a cache subsystem with two 64KB L1 caches and 1MB exclusive L2 cache with 16-way associativity for more effective memory optimization.

For further enhanced multimedia performance, the VIA Isaiah Architecture also integrates a fast x86 processor Floating Point Unit (FPU) with the ability to execute four floating point adds and four multiplies per clock and also featuring a new algorithm that minimizes latency. Support for new SSE instructions and a 128-bit wide integer data path further boost multimedia performance.

Processors implementing the VIA Isaiah Architecture are expected to start shipping in the first half of 2008.




comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Good riddance to Obama and his drones. Pakistani villagers will be saying the same.
Created by amiga500, last reply by tdgeek on 21-Jan-2017 21:39 (83 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by tdgeek on 21-Jan-2017 21:30 (1827 replies)
Pages... 120 121 122


Xtra email no longer receives on Outlook 2003 / Outlook 2011 for MAC
Created by lNomNoml, last reply by hio77 on 21-Jan-2017 21:26 (38 replies)
Pages... 2 3


$1160 for a car battery??!!
Created by jonathan18, last reply by k1w1k1d on 21-Jan-2017 17:11 (56 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Lost Mp3 collection, how to rebuild on the cheap (legally)?
Created by TeaLeaf, last reply by kickintheeye on 18-Jan-2017 23:05 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


New Ford Mustang or Holden Commodore or alternatives
Created by MikeB4, last reply by driller2000 on 21-Jan-2017 12:39 (63 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Upsize my American houses to McMansion value deal.
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by richms on 18-Jan-2017 15:48 (14 replies)

Spec check on laptop for GoPro editing please
Created by martyyn, last reply by richms on 20-Jan-2017 17:23 (13 replies)