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O.K., I can’t read German and translating the page does little to help but, according to a graph on this site, VIA’s Isaiah seems to be edging out Intel’s Atom. Stuff like this is always good to stir up the masses while we wait to see some real world testing.


Now, for the big question…is it hard to believe that VIA’s new Isaiah could beat Intel? From what we saw and the information we have, the numbers you see above could very well be representative of the processors real world performance. I guess we’ll have to wait and see, now won’t we?
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what were the power characteristics of the Atom versus the Isaiah?
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That is sweet, but does it does not say as to power consumption, which is a large part of this war.
    
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That is sweet, but does it does not say as to power consumption, which is a large part of this war.
I thought that VIA cpu's were generally known for being low powered.

All we need is a joint laptop/desktop incorporating VIA and XGI, and the entry level pc can truly be affordable to all, and be 'green', as well.
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what were the power characteristics of the Atom versus the Isaiah?
Ryboto, I read a little bit about this last night in Maximum PC. I don't remember the numbers but apparently the Intel Atom uses less power then Isaiah(if I remember correctly).
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Ryboto, I read a little bit about this last night in Maximum PC. I don't remember the numbers but apparently the Intel Atom uses less power then Isaiah(if I remember correctly).
I heard the same. Isaiah beats Atom in performance but uses more power. We are talking about a few watts but that is significant on <5w components.
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The Isaiah is rated for a 25W TDP at 2.0ghz...while the atom is like 0.6-6W depending on speed...Not sure what the actual draw of the Isaiah is, they might just assign it a 25W TDP bracket, while it really draws 15W...who knows, tests need to be done.
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The Isaiah is rated for a 25W TDP at 2.0ghz...while the atom is like 0.6-6W depending on speed...Not sure what the actual draw of the Isaiah is, they might just assign it a 25W TDP bracket, while it really draws 15W...who knows, tests need to be done.
Hmmm, that actually is a huge difference. Can't wait to see these things out and benchmarked. Ultra-mobile PCs will finally be usable.
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The Atom isn't designed to be powerful, its small with almost negligible power draw, and its really cheap, cheaper than the Isaiah.
    
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Intel's Atom, if I remember correctly, costs under $6 each to produce. And it consumes much less power...

People will go for Intel since the performance loss seems negligible compared to the saves on energy consumption and price...
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