VIA Technologies, Inc. announces the C7

May 31, 2005 | Computer Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

This website runs on a VIA Nehemiah 1Ghz motherboard. I used to run it on a dual 400Mhz Celeron box I built on an Abit BP6 motherboard, but that thing sucked power and generated heat far in excess of its utility. Now my webserver runs quiet and lowpower. That’s why I thought I’d plug the press release by VIA Technologies, Inc. on their new processor: the C7. The C7 will run at peak power of 20W at 2.0Ghz, and idles at only 100mw. It includes bunches of features that make it excellent for home theater/PVR applications. Apparently they are going to start shipping in Q2. Processors like this seem more impressive to me than the dual core behemoths that AMD and Intel produce. The world needs more reasonable power consumption for our mundane computing tasks.

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