Joined: May 2006
||Posted: June 16 2006,15:36
|...VIA insiders have leaked the specifications of pc-1 to us on the verge of the official announcement -- which should be one of the company's largest in some time.|
The heart of VIA's pc-1 platform are the pc1500, pc2000 and pc2500 CPUs...
The 90nm x86 processors feature 128KB L1 and 128KB L2 cache -- 32-way, victim replacement. The new CPU supports also SSE1, SSE2, SSE3...
the whole CPU consumes less than 500mW at idle, with a TDP envelope of 25W for the pc2500 and 13W for the pc2000. The low power is essentially what the pc-1 platform is all about. VIA's documentation claims the pc2500 CPU is approximately on par with a Celeron 2.8GHz CPU...
Nice block diagram and picture at link. Better multimedia platform with SSE & higher clock speeds. Great little DSL board!
Maybe this will be the high volume product line that brings down VIA's prices. Let's hope they bring it to market in a timely manner.