We'll take these numbers with a large helping of salt, but some VIA produced benchmark figures of its new QuadCore processor have appeared on a Japanese website. We're not sure why these numbers didn't show up until now, as we haven't seen them posted elsewhere. VIA put it's 1.2GHz+ CPU up against AMD's 1.6GHz E-350 and we'll let you guess who came out on top.

We'll take these numbers with a large helping of salt, but some VIA produced benchmark figures of its new QuadCore processor have appeared on a Japanese website. We're not sure why these numbers didn't show up until now, as we haven't seen them posted elsewhere. VIA put it's 1.2GHz+ CPU up against AMD's 1.6GHz E-350 and we'll let you guess who came out on top.

Both systems were kitted out with 2GB of 1066MHz DDR3 memory, although not much else seems to have been revealed about the system configuration apart from the OS of choice being Windows 7 and that the screen resolution was 1280×1024. Both systems also used integrated graphics, in VIA's case it was the Chrome9HD and for AMD the Radeon HD 6310 IGP.

The VIA QuadCore does have one unfair advantage here, it has two additional CPU cores, albeit at a lower speed. As such the QuadCore scored 4426 points over 2215 points in CineBench R10 making VIA claim a 100 percent performance victory. Moving on to SYSMark 2007 that lead is a mere five percent as the QuadCore scored 60 points compared to 57 for the E-350.

In 3DMark 06 VIA managed an overall score of 2120 with AMD again falling behind, albeit once again only five percent with a score of 2023. The QuadCore manages a much higher CPU score here though of 1615 points compared to 1031 for the E-350, but as these are selective benchmarks, the 3D score isn't provided.

Some other selective and somewhat odd benchmark results were also provided, but we suggest you hit the source link for them. Maybe the most bizarre one being VIA's 1871 percent lead in AES encryption which isn't so strange considering that VIA have hardware AES acceleration, something AMD doesn't offer.

We wouldn't take any of this numbers as definite results, but they do at least show that VIA's new QuadCore has some potential. What's more, Impress PC Watch is also reporting that we should be seeing a 1GHz+ part that will be able to automatically overclock up to 1.2GHz with sufficient cooling. We might even get to see a 6W 533MHz QuadCore Eden in the future; although we're not sure if there would be a demand for such a low power/performance quad core CPU.

Source: Impress PC Watch