You knew this day would come: Intel positioned Atom
perfectly to compete with VIA
's low-power offerings, and VIA is trying to stay one step ahead in the low power game with its Isaiah
processor. Who will be the winner? Well, we'd say it's still a little early to call it, but German site Eee PC News did some quick and dirty benchmarks that show Isaiah on top by a decent margin. At this point the numbers are just in "ALU" and "FPU," but hopefully some real world benchmarks from some retail products can clear this up before long.