VIA Technologies has formally taken the wraps off of their new line of Isaiah-based CPUs, the Nano series. These are 64-bit CPUs and are 65nm.
VIA claims they will offer up four times the performance within the same power range to extend VIA’s performance per watt leadership, while pin compatibility with VIA C7 processors will ensure a smooth transition for OEMs and motherboard vendors, and provides them with an easy upgrade path for current system or board designs. Compared to the 1.6GHz Celeron-M 520 from Intel, they are saying that a VIA Nano can offer twice the performance per Watt.
Whether or not the HP Mini-Note is upgraded with these new CPUs remains to be seen – it is currently powered by a VIA C7-M – in theory, it should be fairly simple for HP to switch to these due to the pin compatibility.
The following are the models available – while the “L” series may not make its way into Netbooks / Sub Notebooks (it is intended for mobile computers), the “U” series is an Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) series and will definitely do so.
Model Name / Clock Speed / TDP Max
VIA Nano L2100 / 1.8GHz / 25W
VIA Nano L2200 / 1.6GHz / 17W
VIA Nano U2400 / 1.3+GHz / 8W
VIA Nano U2500 / 1.2GHz / 6.8W
VIA Nano U2300 / 1.0GHz / 5W