November 3, 2009 at 1:52 pm
VIA has announced a new line-up of processors in its Nano range aimed towards the ultra-thin and nettop segments. The VIA Nano 3000 Series promises “flawless playback of high bit-rate 1080p HD video” and also lower power consumption.
These x86 processors certainly seem to be feature-rich, with 64-bit support as well as virtualization technology and SSE3 for multimedia processing. The new Nano 3000 processors will be available in clock speeds ranging from 1.0GHz to 2.0GHz, whilst using around 20 percent less power than current Nano processors.
The L3050 and L3100 are clocked at 1.8GHz and 2GHz respectively, but consume 500mW when idling. The U3XXX series are clocked from 1GHz to 1.4GHz and have impressive idle power consumption of just 100mW. Processor samples are already making their way to OEMs and motherboard vendors. Mass production is expected during Q1 2010.