SilentSpectre
2007-06-11T03:33:46Z
After seeing the first reports of the VIA Nanobook, I started really looking into their C7. When you get right down to it, that's not a bad CPU. I'm a bit shocked that someone hasn't come along (like IBM) and offered to help them fab a dually or quad-core at 65nm and ramp those clocks up. Seems that such a CPU could really make some headway if it had the right backing.
Grahf
2007-06-13T16:24:29Z
Because VIA wouldn't be able to pay IBM to produce enough chips to ink a deal. Their market volume is too low. IBM only makes lasting contracts of high volume.
SilentSpectre
2007-06-22T18:57:16Z
Yeah but who proposed VIA paying IBM? I was suggesting that somebody such as IBM (i.e. has their own fabs) buy up VIA. They have technology that seems like all it needs is a little fab love and some R & D time and they could really have a contender.
Grahf
2007-06-24T00:44:46Z
If IBM was looking to seriously enter the x86 market buying AMD would be the most likely scenario.
giantjoebot
2007-06-24T09:49:08Z
I saw a C7 based laptop at Walmart
SilentSpectre
2007-06-25T18:44:25Z
I'd agree with that Grahf, but that doesn't mean it's the only scenario.
Covert_One24
2007-06-26T02:08:21Z
hehehe..... Posted this shiz a while ago. And its carbon free!

Its amazing that at 1.9ghz it only draws 20w of power. i think via has the right idea but not enough market power to get someone to buy in.