VIA's new CPU naming convention
September 20, 2004

VIA have decided that the next generation of C3 procesor ("Esther" core) will be called the C7. There will be a version targetted for mobile use called the C7-M, which will include power saving technology. The existing mobile C3 processor (previously called "Antaur") has been renamed as the C3-M.

VIA currently has 4 CPUs: C3, C3-M, Eden ESP and Eden-N. VIA will continue to make the existing C3 processors. The addition of the C7 and C7-M sometime next year will bring this total to 6.

The Eden ESP brand will remain - any processor that burns less than 7W and can be passively cooled is deemed to be an Eden processor. VIA expects to be able to reach around 1.2GHz at 7W with the Esther core, so we should see fanless Eden ESPs and Eden-Ns at 1.2GHz next year.

The numerical leap isn't as daft as it seems... C4 is the name of an explosive (customs officials wouldn't appreciate it..), and the processor cores already have codenames such as C5XL and C5P. The codename for Esther is C5J.

VIA announce new processor naming convention

m Permalink | mini-link

Recent Stories

AMD’s Ryzen 8000G CPUs - the perfect choice for smaller Mini-ITX builds? 17 Jan 24
Intel Hands Over the NUC Reins to ASUS 06 Sep 23
NA500 Network Appliances now available 24 May 23
Expanded range of Dynatron Coolers now available from 08 Feb 23
The Commodore 64x - modern Mini-ITX inside a retro enclosure 07 Jul 22
The Turing Pi V2 - now on Kickstarter 16 May 22
AMD announce Ryzen 4000 "G " Series with Integrated Graphics 21 Jul 20
ASRock built a Mini-ITX sized RX 570 with Thunderbolt 3 11 Jun 19
ASRock fills out range of 8th Gen Core Intel 'Coffee Lake' Mini-ITX boards 26 Apr 18
Intel Atom C3958 gets benchmarked on GIGABYTE's MA10 motherboard 09 Oct 17

News Archives

January 2024
September 2023
Full Archive

* Back to *