Via unveils low-power C7-M chip for laptops

Via unveiled Wednesday the mobile version of its recently announced C7 processor.

Via Technologies announced yesterday that it has begun shipping samples of its C7-M processor, the mobile version of the company's C7 chip unveiled last week.

Via's announcement of the C7-M came during the annual Computex exhibition in Taipei

The C7-M, based on Via's Esther processor core, offers power management features that were not enabled in the C7. With the addition of this feature, the power consumption of the chip can be reduced by as much as 50 percent compared to the C7, Via said.

The C7-M, which is produced for Via by IBM using a 90-nanometer production process, consumes as little as 0.1 watt of power when idling. Maximum power consumption when running at 2GHz is around 20 watts, according to Via.

While the C7-M can run at speeds up to 2GHz, the initial versions of the chip will run at speeds of 1.5GHz and higher. The company said a 2GHz version will be available, but did not indicate when it would hit the market

The C7-M will enter mass production at the end of June, Via said. Pricing of the chip was not disclosed.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Sumner Lemon

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?