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[BitTech] VIA announces 'world's most power-efficient' dual-core CPU

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While no power-consumption figures are available yet, Engadget points out that the previous Eden ULV was clocked at 500MHz, but consumed just 1W of power under full load and an incredible 0.1W when idle, so the new chip should be similarly prudent when it comes to power. Other Eden ULV processors are clocked at 1GHz (with a power draw of up to 3.5W) and at 1.5GHz (with a power draw of up to 7.5W).

The Eden X2 isn’t a trivial announcement, as it runs the x86 instruction set and so can be used with a wide range of software. However, according to VIA, the new CPU is ‘optimised for fanless implementation in a broad range of industrial and commercial embedded systems,’ so don’t expect it to tear through any benchmarks.
While this is a low-power x86 chip, I fear VIA will be dead within 3 years as ARM encroaches into the low-power embedded market.
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Now I bet they mean this: 'world's most power-efficient X86 ' dual-core CPU because chips based on the Cortex A9 DC are still the power efficiency leaders.

They have a market in industrial products, but for consumer they are irrelevant. Atom can do 1.6 GHz (though in-order w/ HT) for 8W on their DC parts.
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While this is a low-power x86 chip, I fear VIA will be dead within 3 years as ARM encroaches into the low-power embedded market.
I have no idea how they've managed to survive during the last 3 years...
Guess it really is only embedded market. Atom and Brazos should be already taking over, though. Even without ARM to worry about...
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While this is a low-power x86 chip, I fear VIA will be dead within 3 years as ARM encroaches into the low-power embedded market.
QFT How is Via still staying afloat? Who is still buying Via products? Not that I want to see the last x86 player (aside from Intel and AMD) leave the market, but what have they been doing?
    
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QFT How is Via still staying afloat? Who is still buying Via products? Not that I want to see the last x86 player (aside from Intel and AMD) leave the market, but what have they been doing?
probably drugs.
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Good for VIA... Bud bad at the same time... I like them
   
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AMD Bobcat is leading the low end PC market. So therefore VIA leads the industrial market, ARM runs the mobile smartphone market.
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