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VIA Nano 1.8GHz fails to impress

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VIA hyped Nano quite well, telling the world it will be faster than Intel's Atom. They told us how much they also improved the FPU, but they failed to impress, completely. It is even slower than Atom which, as we all know, is unbelievably slow itself, but VIA proves it can do worse than that. The Celeron 220 is still the champion in this class.

 

VIA Nano 1.80GHz

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Intel Atom N230 1.60GHz without hyperthreading

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Intel Atom N230 1.60GHz with hyperthreading, which helps

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Intel Celeron 220 1.20GHz

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It gets worse with super-pi. Nano makes a come-back to our past, and sets you back 10 years ago, when we were happy to see such results. Both Atom and Nano are no match for the quite old Celeron 220.

 

VIA Nano 1.80GHz

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Intel Atom N230 1.60GHz

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Intel Celeron 220 1.20GHz

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We now know the FPUs are quite lame, but to check out ALU performance we also ran the benchmark provided by the SiSoft Sandra Lite Suite. As you can see here, the Nano is behind the Atom, whereas the Atom benefits from hyperthreading quite well, especially when it comes to ALU performance.

 

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Last modified on 22 September 2008
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