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VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the adoption of its VIA Eden processor in the latest FUTRO thin client series from Fujitsu. The 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor, with its remarkably low TDP of only one watt, powers the Fujitsu FUTRO S100, an entirely fanless and silent thin client and virtual workplace solution.

With a dramatically lower TCO, a reduced environmental footprint and a radically improved security infrastructure, it's no surprise to see thin client adoption continue to expand, particularly in enterprise and commercial corporate segments. Fujitsu's new range of FUTRO thin client products bring these benefits into sharper focus, with the FUTRO S100 thin client consuming less than eleven watts for the complete system under full load.




"Our VIA Eden ULV processors allow the creation of a new class of fanless and silent devices that are today seeing significant growth in the enterprise," said Richard Brown, Vice President of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. "The FUTRO thin client series from Fujitsu represents the leading edge of energy-efficient client computing, something we are proud to be a part of."

"The Fujitsu FUTRO S100 offers business users extremely low energy consumption per seat, helping to minimize the environmental impact and expense of doing business in today's competitive economic landscape," said Rajat Kakar, Vice President Clients Group of Fujitsu Technology Solutions.

The "One Watt" 500MHz VIA Eden ULV Processor
The 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor has been designed from the ground up to meet the low power requirements of a wide range of industrial, commercial and ultra mobile applications including the latest client and virtual workplace solutions.

Based on the VIA CoolStream Architecture, the 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor is capable of speeds of up to 500MHz while maintaining a remarkably low power consumption of only 1 watt peak power and as low as 100mW (0.1 watt) idle power. Integrated into the processor is the VIA StepAhead Technology Suite, which boasts an extensive array of performance-enhancing features ensuring the processor's low power consumption doesn't come at the expense of performance. More information on VIA Eden can be found here.

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i wonder what could have been more to it when they fabbed it at 45nm instead of 90nm
 

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That's amazing. What's stopping them from making, say, a 2GHz processor with 4w?
 

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If you take the architecture and tried to push it to 2Ghz ... it would no longer be a low power processor. You would actually end up with a 35-45 watt proc.

They would be competing alongside intel and amd which already own that market with x86.

If they shrunk the fab and made it multicore, that could be interesting.
 

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If you take the architecture and tried to push it to 2Ghz ... it would no longer be a low power processor. You would actually end up with a 35-45 watt proc.

They would be competing alongside intel and amd which already own that market with x86.

If they shrunk the fab and made it multicore, that could be interesting.
Yes, yes indeed. An octo core processor...with 8w TDP
 

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i wonder what could have been more to it when they fabbed it at 45nm instead of 90nm

The real question is why the hell didn't they? 45nm is a very strong process currently. Lower power AND cheaper to produce...
 

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pretty cool...just 1w
 

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The real question is why the hell didn't they? 45nm is a very strong process currently. Lower power AND cheaper to produce...

Well, unlike Intel and AMD who have their own fabs (AMD technically doesn't have their own fabs anymore, but you know what I mean) that have a great 45nm process, Via doesn't have their own fabs and rely on other fabs. TSMC doesn't have a 45nm IIRC and their 40nm isn't doing well at all.
 

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That's amazing. What's stopping them from making, say, a 2GHz processor with 4w?

The same reason the pentium 4 didnt reach the 10 Ghz Intel said it would; the architecture just doesnt scale that high.
 

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The same reason the pentium 4 didnt reach the 10 Ghz Intel said it would; the architecture just doesnt scale that high.

Intel said the p4 could do 10ghz?
 

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Intel said the p4 could do 10ghz?


Yup. That statement was one of the biggest jokes in tech history.
 

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Yup. That statement was one of the biggest jokes in tech history.

They said the architecture would be capable of hitting 10ghz in later revisions of the processor.

What good would it be though, an i7 would still outperform it!
 
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