Tuesday, March 1, 2011

VIA announced their Eden X2 processor, claims it uses less power than any other x86 dual-core processor

VIA has outed its latest CPU, the VIA Eden X2, a dual-core 64-bit chip intended for fanless systems. The company claims the Eden X2 sips the least power of any dual-core x86 processor around, and throws in an integrated AES Security Engine for data security.

Two VIA Eden cores are used, in a package that’s actually the same size as the company’s existing single-core processors for pin-for-pin compatibility. While VIA is targeting embedded devices, we could certainly see the Eden X2 finding a space in a Google TV set-top box, bypassing the work needed to port the OS to ARM chips and offering a lower-power alternative to Intel’s Atom.

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