VIA To Adopt 45 Nm Process And Launch Dual-core CPU By The End Of 2009


Taiwan-based VIA Technologies is planning to adopt a 45 nm process for the manufacture of its processors, and expects to launch dual-core CPUs by the end of 2009, according to sources at the company. VIA has also revealed more details of its initial-launch Isaiah-based processor, which will feature a core frequency of 2 GHz, a V4 Bus speed from 800-1333 MHz, and two 64 KB L1 cache and 1 MB L2 cache pairs with 16-way associatively.

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  • cah027
    Not sure what kind of performance this thing will have with specs like that. Better be ultra cheap.
  • terror112
    If you look at Isaiah, you will notice that it has so many features that the Atom processor does not, such as out of order processing. So I think that Isaiah will be a tough competitor for atom. Intel is going into VIA ground. As for the 45nm, who knows? It could be terrible for the desktop, but that might not be what VIA is after.
  • Luscious
    The Isaiah would be a perfect CPU for the HP 2133 mininote and other
  • virtualban
    The news I was expecting to hear from VIA was "VIA gets bought by nVidia" (that would be a nvidia news :)