VIA have kindly forwarded us a link pointing to a new video they have produced which demonstrates the raw power of their latest VIA Nano processor when playing intensive 1080p HD video content.
With Intel's Atom being its direct competitor, the video shows the 1.3GHz Nano up against an Atom-based ASUS EeePC 1000H (1.6GHz) playing the same 1080p video. The outcome is quite conclusive with the VIA Nano based mini-note hammering through the playback at a smooth pace whilst the Atom shows signs of being brought to its knees.
Video playback is an excellent indicator of the performance of a CPU and 1080p HD video is an especially taxing format for mini-notes to play. We wanted to make it easy for end users to "see " the actual performance differences so we put a VIA OpenBook Prototype mini-note, powered by the new VIA Nano processor, up against an Intel Atom-Bassed Asus EeePC, 1000H. Both devices are playing the same 1080p HD video and the results are conclusive. The VIA Nano processor by far out-performs Intel's Atom, processing the HD video format very smoothly, while the Atom stutters and staggers along!