Friday, July 17th 2009

VIA Eden One Watt Processor Brings Power-Efficiency to Fujitsu Thin Clients

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the adoption of its VIA Eden processor in the latest FUTRO thin client series from Fujitsu. The 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor, with its remarkably low TDP of only one watt, powers the Fujitsu FUTRO S100, an entirely fanless and silent thin client and virtual workplace solution.

With a dramatically lower TCO, a reduced environmental footprint and a radically improved security infrastructure, it's no surprise to see thin client adoption continue to expand, particularly in enterprise and commercial corporate segments. Fujitsu's new range of FUTRO thin client products bring these benefits into sharper focus, with the FUTRO S100 thin client consuming less than eleven watts for the complete system under full load.

"Our VIA Eden ULV processors allow the creation of a new class of fanless and silent devices that are today seeing significant growth in the enterprise," said Richard Brown, Vice President of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. "The FUTRO thin client series from Fujitsu represents the leading edge of energy-efficient client computing, something we are proud to be a part of."

"The Fujitsu FUTRO S100 offers business users extremely low energy consumption per seat, helping to minimize the environmental impact and expense of doing business in today's competitive economic landscape," said Rajat Kakar, Vice President Clients Group of Fujitsu Technology Solutions.

The "One Watt" 500MHz VIA Eden ULV Processor
The 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor has been designed from the ground up to meet the low power requirements of a wide range of industrial, commercial and ultra mobile applications including the latest client and virtual workplace solutions.

Based on the VIA CoolStream Architecture, the 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor is capable of speeds of up to 500MHz while maintaining a remarkably low power consumption of only 1 watt peak power and as low as 100mW (0.1 watt) idle power. Integrated into the processor is the VIA StepAhead Technology Suite, which boasts an extensive array of performance-enhancing features ensuring the processor's low power consumption doesn't come at the expense of performance. More information on VIA Eden can be found here.
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29 Comments on VIA Eden One Watt Processor Brings Power-Efficiency to Fujitsu Thin Clients

#1
DanishDevil
How does this compare to the processors that we find in mobile smartphones? 500MHz is pretty fast compared to some of the speeds I've seen, but I'm sure there are architectural differences that make this potentially better.
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#2
mtosev
VIA can make low power cpu but with everything else they suck.

Good for windows xp. i dont want to see the performace of that cpu on Vista.
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#3
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: mtosev
VIA can make low power cpu but with everything else they suck.
They don't make "high-power" CPUs, so they don't suck at everything else.
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#4
p_o_s_pc
F@H&WCG addict
someones gotta ask so it might as well be me... Wonder how it overclocks :p
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#5
mtosev
Processor: The First "Next Generation" 64-bit Superscalar VIA 1.4GHz NANO processor
Graphic: Chipset VIA Unichrome Pro II together with Chroma9 Engine, with 3D accelerator, with hardware MPEG 2 HD and MPEG 4 HD and WMV9 codec decoding, supporting HD video 1080p and HDTV
Audio: High Definition 5.1/7.1. with 3D surround adjustment
BlueTooth: Card PCMCIA
Lan Connectors: VIA VT6103L 10/100/1.000Mbps Ethernet PHY and VIA VT6130 PCI-AND Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Cooling: Antec Power Cooling
VGA: nVIDIA GeForce 9400GTS, 512MB DDR3, HDTV, DVI-D
Optical Unit: DVD Dual RW
Memory: DDR2 800MHz 2Gb
HDD: SATA 250MB
Guarantee: 3 years unlimited producer's guarantee included

^ VIA config PC.
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#6
hat
Maximum Overclocker
What is the target of this chip? This appears pitifully slow, even for internet-only pcs, although the one watt is impressive. If they can scale it to 2w at 1GHz it would be better
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#7
a111087
^ they already offer more powerful efficient cpu's
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#8
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by: DanishDevil
How does this compare to the processors that we find in mobile smartphones? 500MHz is pretty fast compared to some of the speeds I've seen, but I'm sure there are architectural differences that make this potentially better.
The main difference I see is that Smartphones use ARM CPUs, whereas this is a fully x86 compatible CPU. x86 is generally more power hungry than ARM.

IMO they should replace the Eden with a scaled down Nano running at 500 MHz, instead of using the C7 arch for it...
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#9
p_o_s_pc
F@H&WCG addict
by: hat
What is the target of this chip? This appears pitifully slow, even for internet-only pcs, although the one watt is impressive. If they can scale it to 2w at 1GHz it would be better
this would be nice in place of the 400mhz P2 that was in the thin clients at my old school. They weren't really that slow they just ran really hot.
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#10
Kitkat
by: btarunr
They don't make "high-power" CPUs, so they don't suck at everything else.
+10 Im prety excited abut via in general right now. They seem to have come ut of no where literaly like hibernation to some prety awsome stuff (for its catagory) me = like

by: p_o_s_pc
someones gotta ask so it might as well be me... Wonder how it overclocks :p
hahahaha quick benchies : 2.8wats/1.6ghz/dryice/Crysis:MaxSettings/BSOD/MineSweeper 130FPS. Ill do more testing later lol

by: a111087
^ they already offer more powerful efficient cpu's
yep, they been in the news alot with them too. Anxious to see how high they go with that next year. With all of intel and Amd Anouncments im sure they will have a good one to, cause they seem to be working hard. (Atleast way harder then they were)
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#11
hat
Maximum Overclocker
by: p_o_s_pc
this would be nice in place of the 400mhz P2 that was in the thin clients at my old school. They weren't really that slow they just ran really hot.
I wonder which is faster clock for clock, the Pentium 2 or this...
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#12
Meecrob
the c7(what this is based on) is faster then the p2, but not as fast as the p3, the c7 isnt a bad chip, this would be nice to see come out in some PMP's.
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#13
Mussels
Moderprator
these would make decent netbox machines, think eeePC - even longer battery life.
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#14
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
I want benchmarks! :laugh: Seriously, I do.
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#15
aj28
by: hat
What is the target of this chip? This appears pitifully slow, even for internet-only pcs, although the one watt is impressive. If they can scale it to 2w at 1GHz it would be better
According to the chart on their website, the 1Ghz model comes in at 3.5W, with the high-end 1.5Ghz model at 7.5W. Interesting that Fujitsu would choose to launch with the 500Mhz SKU. I suspect it's either to push their 1W "green" marketing agenda or simply because VIA can't churn out the high-clocking ULV chips in the capacities necessary for large-scale consumption.

Btw, did anyone else notice that these are 90nm chips? VIA needs to go ahead and sell out to AMD/Intel so they can get some R&D funding and build these chips on a better process.
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#16
p_o_s_pc
F@H&WCG addict
if they built this on 45nm would it be 1/2w?
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#17
Mussels
Moderprator
by: p_o_s_pc
if they built this on 45nm would it be 1/2w?
nah, its a logarithmic decrease - it'd be -2W. It would MAKE power.
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#19
AltecV1
that remindes my to look up what is IBM doing:)
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#20
buggalugs
can i poont noobs with this prossessor?
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#21
kylzer
Would be nice in my phone :)
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#22
laszlo
by: satelitko
Can it run Crysis?
yes it can with all on high

any other stupid questions just to post something?
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#23
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: mtosev
Processor: The First "Next Generation" 64-bit Superscalar VIA 1.4GHz NANO processor
Graphic: Chipset VIA Unichrome Pro II together with Chroma9 Engine, with 3D accelerator, with hardware MPEG 2 HD and MPEG 4 HD and WMV9 codec decoding, supporting HD video 1080p and HDTV
Audio: High Definition 5.1/7.1. with 3D surround adjustment
BlueTooth: Card PCMCIA
Lan Connectors: VIA VT6103L 10/100/1.000Mbps Ethernet PHY and VIA VT6130 PCI-AND Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Cooling: Antec Power Cooling
VGA: nVIDIA GeForce 9400GTS, 512MB DDR3, HDTV, DVI-D
Optical Unit: DVD Dual RW
Memory: DDR2 800MHz 2Gb
HDD: SATA 250MB
Guarantee: 3 years unlimited producer's guarantee included

^ VIA config PC.
Just because Fiat doesn't make a car that competes with a Porsche, doesn't mean it sucks at making cars or fast-cars to be specific. They don't make any fast-cars to suck in the first place.
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#24
Cuzza
I just wish VIA would get the Nano out and about a bit more, Atom seems to have taken over already, maybe that's just Intel's marketing push. But why can't I buy a nano-ITX board with a Nano processor?
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#25
satelitko
by: laszlo
yes it can with all on high

any other stupid questions just to post something?
It seems you didn't get the joke, but w/e...
Any other stupid statements just to post something?
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