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Originally Posted by misiu_mp
However, it should be observed that they didn't do QUITE as well as the PIII Celerons at the same clocking. Their original main claim to fame was roughly 1/2-2/3rds the integer performance of a comparable PIII Celeron with vastly less power consumption- while all the other low-power solutions were in the 486 classes of performance.
People kept looking for miracles out of the things, even VIA, if you want the truth of it. The Nano's the first one that might be close to living up to their hype on the part.