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News VIA launches Nano processor

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 31 Jul 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    The fact the chipset supports a single PCIe x16 alone puts it ahead of the Atom for me. I wouldn't be surprised if we see Atom boards appearing with one in the not so distant future mind.
     
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    I'm very, very interested in this new VIA cpu. Can't wait to see some tests!
     
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    yup I found them as well :) Thanks anyway Rexxie. Seems very promising.
     
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    No you won't - Intel has locked the Atom CPU to the 945 chipset that has had it's PCI-Express specifically removed. If you want PCI-Express you should buy a Celeron.

    I would have had the VIA Nano and Atom tested for today, but our VIA board was DOA :(
     
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    Currently none of them interest me, the Atom needs an aging NB/SB combo that restricts it to oversized pocket PCs and Eee style laptops. The way the platform is implemented currently it actually competes with Nano, and it strikes me more as a proof of concept.

    Call me when Moorestown arrives and the MIDs really are small and pocketable rather than fat, heavy, bloated devices! :)
     
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    I'm guessing Cobra hasn't been rebranded to Larger and this is a typo :)
     
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    If I ever need a SUPER low power, SUPER compact PC (perhaps for in a car).. I'd probably consider these chips..
     
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    It's my own special brew, eek
     
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    What does the "+" stand for behind the frequency of the U2400?
     
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    I assume it means that it's available at higher frequencies..
     
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    everytime i see your name timmy, it makes me smile.......sorry...i thought i would put that out there..
     
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    Glad you did.. It's a play on a NOFX song called Timmy the Turtle.
     
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    :D me too!

    The jump in power consumption between the top two and the rest of the pack is huge! Still, I hope this is as good as it is supposed to be. How do the different speeds compare to "normal" chips?
     
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    Are you sure?? How about ECS 945GCT-D?
     
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    It could be that they are using one of the Southbridge PCI-Express lanes to do that, if I remember correctly ICH7 has 6 PCI-Express x1 links in the chipset.(maybe it was 4, I can't remember).
     
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    OK, I meant to say the 945 chipset has been stripped of its x16 lanes, but the (butchered) ICH7 has a couple of x1s though iirc
     
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    What did they remove from the ICH7 for the Atom platform?
     
  20. Guest-16

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    I can't remember specifically I'd have to spend time looking it up, but it's a mobile ICH7 to make it super-low power.
     
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