VIA Technologies launched the Nano 3000 Series processors. The VIA Nano 3000 is based on the 64-bit superscalar Isaiah architecture. Available at speeds from 1.0GHz to 2.0GHz, VIA Nano 3000 Series processors deliver up to 20% higher performance using up to 20% less power than current VIA Nano processors and boast a number of new features including support for the SSE4 multimedia instruction set and VIA VT virtualization technology.
The VIA Nano 3000 Series processors feature 64-bit support, advanced CPU virtualization technology, SSE4 for enhanced multimedia processing, and encryption and security capabilities integrated in the VIA PadLock Security Engine. VIA Nano 3000 samples are currently available for OEMs and motherboard vendors. Mass production is expected in the first quarter of 2010.
The VIA Nano 3000 processors are fully compatible with all Microsoft operating systems (including Windows 7) and Linux distributions. The VIA Nano 3000 Series use the NanoBGA2 package, making them pin-to-pin compatible with VIA Nano 1000 Series, VIA Nano 2000 Series, VIA C7, VIA C7-M, and VIA Eden processors for easy upgrades of existing designs.
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