VIA and its CPU development department Centaur have unveiled a new low-power Quad-core x86 processor. The new energy-efficient multi-core architecture has a TDP of just 27.5-watts and cranks along at 1.2GHz+ which makes it 21-percent more efficient than the closest competitor. The new VIA QuadCore processors are natively 64-bit compatible and come with additional performance features such as Adaptive Overclocking, 4MB L2 Cache and a 1333MHz V4 Bus.
Other features include VIA VT virtualization, which allows legacy software applications to be used in virtual scenarios and VIA PadLock with the Advanced Cryptography Engine which packs AES encyption. The chip is fabbed on a 40nm-based process at just 21x21mm. The processor is pin-compatible with VIA's older processors and will be featured at Computex in Taipei starting May 31st.
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