VIA reaches 933 MHz
After Intel has already reached 2 GHz, VIA is also slowly approaching the limit of one gigahertz clock frequency with its C3 processor. The new top model was clocked 66 Mhz higher and runs at 933 MHz clock frequency.
As one of the last major manufacturers VIA is now preparing to break the gigahertz limit in processor clocks. AMD, Intel, Sun (UltraSPARC III) and Compaq (Alpha) have already left this limit far behind. Intel still has the Celeron with such clock rates, AMD only starts at 1 GHz with its Duron. Today the first pictures of the new processor could be admired on the Internet, after all, the C3 has the smallest die of all current processors. It is also unbeatable in terms of power consumption and heat generation, but like the Pentium 4, it has a rather poor performance per MHz. At VIA there was recently a video in which it was shown that the C3 should also get by completely without cooling, i.e. without a passive heat sink. When the C3 will be officially presented and at what price has not yet been determined.