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http://www.anandtech.com/show/4332/v...no-gets-bigger

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Two days ago I flew out to VIA's Centaur headquarters in Austin, Texas to be briefed on a new CPU. When I wrote about VIA's Dual-Core Nano I expected the next time we heard from VIA about CPUs to be about its next-generation microprocessor architecture. While Nano still holds a performance advantage over Atom and Bobcat, it's still missing a number of key architectural innovations that both Intel and AMD have adopted in their current generation hardware (e.g. GPU integration, power gating).
There are some cool pictures of how chip designing works as well.
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I'm liking CULV... my pentium dual core ULV at 1.2 GHz does everything I need for an ultra portable.
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I'm liking CULV... my pentium dual core ULV at 1.2 GHz does everything I need for an ultra portable.
Can it do max bitrate Netflix?
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I want to say that much of the ultra portable market is aimed at college students. College students don't really care, they just want something with solid battery life for when they play video games... I mean take notes in class.

I've never used netflix, at least not by myself so I can't comment, though I imagine that by the time I care I'll likely be out of college and capable of affording an i7 ULV or whatever is out next.
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Can it do max bitrate Netflix?
Mine does 1080p video streaming on the internet. Intel HD 4500 graphics. I don't use netflix so can't comment on that, but my thoughts would be "probably".
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VIA is still around? Please help them get into the market. We need more competition.
     
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metro 2033 or battlefield 3 benchs to destroy that quad cpu
     
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VIA is still around? Please help them get into the market. We need more competition.
Their chips are on almost every cheaparse mobo and ruining firewire performance for many musicians globally, I think they are in the market .. just a little
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Lian Li cases, Gigabyte mobos, and overclocked i7s in their sim machines...nice
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Their chips are on almost every cheaparse mobo and ruining firewire performance for many musicians globally, I think they are in the market .. just a little
Ruining firewire? I thought firewire was dead or legacy by now.
     
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