VIA may release both x86 and ARM-enabled processor

VIA may release both x86 and ARM-enabled processor

VIA has never been a major player on the CPU market but despite this fact the company has had a few interesting CPU models and inventions that belong to this field. Now there is some evidence that the Taiwanese company may release a new chip that can work with both x86 and ARM instructions sets at the same time.

There is no “hard” information on the matter and just two US patents hint of this upcoming chip. What we know is that both ARM and x86 code will be executed in the same instruction pipeline and that there will be internal instruction translation. VIA will eventually present a single-core processor but a multiple-core version is also in the works. Each processing core will also have a flag, which will contain information about which mode the chip will be operating in – ARM or x86 – after an OS reboot.

Right now there is no additional information on the matter and such a chip may never see the light of day but the technical possibility exists and we might as well see such a VIA processor. Who knows?

Source: Bitsandchips.it

Related posts

Gigabyte launches GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores

The Taiwanese manufacturer of motherboards and video cards has followed MSI and ZOTAC in their steps and as a result has announced its latest GeForce GTX 560 video card bearing the name of Gigabyte GV-N560448-13I and featuring 448 cores. The new piece of computer hardware comes with a Windforce...

New BRAVIA™ Theatre systems offer tiny speakers, new features and a room-filling sound: DAV-IS50, HTD-890IS and HT-IS100

Sony’s DAV-IS10 revolutionised the way we think about ‘home cinema in a box’, with its gloss-black finish, slick hidden controls and speakers so small they fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. Now Sony has built on that success with the launch of three new ‘IS’ systems. DAV-IS50: The full...

Monster intros Turbine Pro In-Ear Headphones

Monster one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-performance headphones, introduced its new “Turbine Pro In-Ear Speakers,”  high-performance in-ear headphones. Head Monster Noel Lee personally designed the new Turbine Pro headphones, targeting audiophiles and audio...

Leave a comment