VIA has announced new dual-core processor The Eden X2, the company claims that the The Eden X2 is the world’s most power-efficient dual-core processor. it’s quite clear that the new Eden X2dual-core processor from VIA targets specifically the fanless and embedded systems’ market, one that’s actually growing with each passing year. To express its confidence in the Eden X2′s fanless operation, VIA backs the new chip with a seven-year component longevity guarantee.
The Eden X2 processor is built on a 40nm process using a VIA’s NanoBGA2 package measuring 21mm x 21mm with a die size of 11mm x 6mm. and they’re actually fully compatible with some of the company’s other processors, such as the VIA Eden, VIA C7 and VIA Nano E-Series, all of which have managed to find their way into all sorts of different implementations.
The unit houses two 64-bit cores in a 21 x 21 millimeter package, is compatible with Windows CE and Linux operating systems. Given the fact that it actually combines two different Eden cores, the X2 is capable of delivering an enhanced multimedia performance, but also VT virtualization support, allowing users to run legacy software and applications while affecting the overall level of performance to a very small extent.
The Eden X2 is already in the sampling phase and should appear in systems and motherboards by the second quarter of this year. Pricing details of the processor is yet to be known.