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VIA goes 64 bit with their new Isaiah core.

DanTheBanjoman

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After AMD and Intel it's VIA turn to release a 64 bit processor. However, it's still a VIA cpu, meaning it'll consume little power. Besides adding 64 bit instructions VIA also added some features to increase digital media performance and increased the FSB and "out of order, superscalar execution" which should boost the clockspeed alot. No speeds are mentioned though.
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Everything that has VIA written over it is a piece of crap, I should know, my mobo has a VIA P4M266 chipset, and it has the worst performance of all P4 systems I have seen so far :mad:
 

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My server has a VIA chipset, works fine. Intel works better though, less messing with drivers for the AGP port and other chipset related things.

VIA procs are slow as well, but they can be cooled passive with ease. That's where their strength lies. If this Isaiah can be passively cooled and indeed runs HDTV perfectly it'll be an interesting piece of crap ;)

It's just an other market than Intel/AMD