VIA offers a wide range of power efficient processors that are driving system innovation in the PC, client, ultra mobile and embedded markets. Providing industry leading performance per watt, miniaturization, low power consumption and compatibility with a complete range of feature rich VIA digital media chipsets, VIA processors are powering the new generation of embedded, mobile and consumer electronics devices.
The VIA Nano™ processor family and the VIA C7® processor family are targeted to specific applications based on power consumption and performance criteria, ranging from higher performance for mainstream desktop and notebook PCs, fanless operation to power saving capabilities for battery operated mobile devices.
VIA processors are designed by Centaur Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of VIA Technologies, Inc. based in Austin Texas; learn more about Centaur here
VIA processors of at least 800MHz are recognized by Microsoft as a processor option in a Windows Vista Capable PC. For more information on VIA products certified for Windows Vista™, please see here.
VIA QuadCore processors feature a highly optimized, energy-efficient multi-core architecture which delivers awesomeperformance across the board for multi-tasking, multimedia playback, productivity and internet browsing in a low power envelope.
VIA Nano X2 processors leverage a dual-core, 64-bit, low power architecture to provide cutting edge multi-thread performance within a signature power-efficient thermal envelope, the ideal solution for today's optimized PC designs.
VIA Eden X2 processors combine VIA's signature 'Eden' fanless design principles in a highly optimized, power-efficient 64-bit dual-core architecture, guaranteeing rock-solid stability without compromising on performance or features.
The VIA Nano processor L-series is a high performance, power efficient processor line-up aimed at revitalizing the traditional PC markets, delivering advanced computation and leading performance per watt to a new breed of optimized desktops and notebooks.
The VIA Nano processor U-series is an ultra power efficient range of ultra low voltage processors targeted at the next generation of small form factor desktop and ultra mobile devices such as mini-notes, providing all the performance with very low power draw for extended battery life.
The VIA Eden™ processor is the smallest, most powerful and most secure fanless x86 processor on the market, with industry-leading power efficiency and heat dissipation, scalable up to 1.5GHz within a maximum power envelope of just 7.5W.
Has ultra low voltage (ULV) skus for ultra compact embedded and battery-driven devices.
The VIA CoreFusion™ Processor Platform combines a proven VIA processor core with a feature-rich VIA North Bridge IGP core logic solution in a single, compact, low power package, enabling innovative embedded designs without compromise on system performance or reliability.
The VIA C3® processor in the EBGA package is targeted specifically at low profile and quiet system designs, especially for emerging markets.
Due to their ultra low power consumption and reduced
cooling requirements, VIA processors are well suited
to a range of x86 based digital entertainment, productivity,
mobile, networking and embedded applications that require
reliable quiet operation from compact designs.
Additionally, VIA processors are available in various
packages that include the low profile EBGA (Enhanced
Ball Grid Array) and tiny nanoBGA that, combined with
their reduced cooling requirement, help developers design
smaller and lower profile digital media devices.
Further enhancing power efficiency, all current VIA processors feature the innovative VIA PowerSaver technology that dynamically adjusts processor clock speed depending on the performance demands of running applications. Recently certified for its outstanding energy efficiency, VIA PowerSaver is able to reduce computational energy usage by at least 40% when compared to fixed-frequency operation, which not only reduces power costs, but also greatly aids efforts to reduce the amount of CO2 that is emitted into our environment.
VIA processors are designed to operate with feature
rich VIA chipsets and companion chips, providing complete
platform solutions that help to reduce R&D costs
and speed up time to market for new product designs.
VIA Processor platforms employ an innovative Balanced
Platform Performance design that spreads the workload
over the whole platform helping to achieve increased
performance of key digital entertainment, security and
multitasking operations with reduced overall platform
power consumption. For more information on VIA chipsets
for VIA processors, check out the range of VIA C-Series and VIA V-Series
chipsets on the VIA Chipset web
As part of the Balanced Platform Performance design,
VIA has introduced a number of on-die security features
in the VIA PadLock Security Engine¹, that
are designed to carry out certain demanding operations
within information security programs. The VIA PadLock
Hardware Security Suite is available on all recent VIA processors.
¹ Elements of the VIA PadLock Security Engine have
been evaluated by various leading data security specialists.
View the evaluation reports here.