VIA Isaiah details, going 45nm with dual-core Isaiah

Subject: Processors | May 15, 2008 - 12:20 PM |
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Sure, VIA may be a fabless CPU and chipset designer, but that isn't stopping them from one-upping AMD when it comes to process technology on their next CPU release.  According to Digitimes, the new Isaiah core processors are set to transition to 45nm process technology by the end of 2009 with the move to dual-core products. 

Also, Digitimes is claiming that the initial launch of Isaiah coming up this summer will bring a part with a core frequency of 2GHz, a V4 Bus speed from 800-1333MHz, and two 64KB L1 cache and 1MB L2 cache pairs with 16-way associatively.  The initial part is built on 65nm technology.

Taiwan-based VIA Technologies is planning to adopt a 45nm
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 2GHz, a V4 Bus speed
from 800-1333MHz, and two 64KB L1 cache and 1MB L2 cache pairs with
16-way associatively. The CPU will be manufactured by Fujitsu adopting
a 65nm process. The CPU is pin compatible with the company's C7
processors.

VIA has forecast CPU shipments in 2008 to
have an annual increase of around 20-30%, with shipments in the first
half of 2008 to equal total shipments in 2007.

Source: Digitimes

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