VIA profitable thus the licence of the bus Pentium 4 would make finally acquired in due form by the president of the company at the time on a recent voyage to Turkey (VIA did not want to reveal the price of this acquisition, but according to rumours, it would be the equivalent of 10 euros).
The starting frequency is announced as 1 GHz. C4 will have 128 KB of L2 mask. It is composed of 35 million transistors. VIA aims at the market of the entry of range. A version for portable computers is also envisaged.
Just like AMD, the company prefer to name it differently from its frequency. The version 1 GHz will be called "C4 500v" (hypothetically equivalent to Pentium 4 500 MHz in terms of performance).
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