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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Performance Bechmark of VIA C7-M

Checking VIA Arena web site I found benchmarks comparing the VIA C7-M with a Pentium M and an Intel Celeron M.

A closer look reveals that the C7-M ULV puts in a pretty good showing against the Pentium-M which is one of the best performing CPUs in the world at any given clock speed. In fact, on a clock normal basis, the Pentium-M trails only the AMD Athlon 64. AMD's Athlon 64 X2 processors are currently the acme of OpenSourceMark performance.

However, it is very important to see how the results break out. Looking at the Performance Vector results, the C7-M ULV processor’s dominance in the security tests is impressive. Importantly, the C7-M ULV is also not too far behind the Pentium-M and Celeron-M in responsiveness.

This agrees with our experience gained from using the TwinHead E12BL: it was impossible to tell which of the three processors was in the notebook while performing our normal day-to-day chores. The biggest tip-off occurred when using the Celeron-M: the notebook was much warmer and the fan ran nearly constantly.