Look out Intel and AMD, there’s a new kid on the block. He comes from the wrong side of the tracks, kicked out of his former school for staying out at recess long after the bell rang. His name’s Isaiah and he’s gunning for the both of you.
Something like that, anyway. The Isaiah chip by VIA will be here later this month and will be aimed at regular notebooks and desktops. VIA’s C7 processor has been somewhat popular with lower-end notebooks and things like fanless media center PCs and car PCs. The Isaiah chip, though, will be interesting to watch, as VIA’s formed a partnership with NVIDIA for an embedded platform that costs less than $50 but is capable of running Vista.