iXBT Labs heeft een review van de VIA Joshua processor online gemikt. Joshua is nog steeds gebaseerd op de oude Cyrix 6x86 core, maar kan dankzij 256KB full-speed L2 cache, een verbeterde FPU en 0,18micron produktietechnologie toch een interessante low-cost CPU worden:
As for the performance, we expect it to be at the level of Celeron processor with the working frequency according to PR-rating. Some drawbacks of a slightly improved architecture should be compensated mostly by 256KB L2 cache working at the processor clock frequency. In general, it has to do with office applications, where the extra 128KB L2 will hardly be a burden. Speaking about the games, we have to mention a significantly improved coprocessor since the times of 6x86MX. And of course, you shouldn't disregard the support of 3DNow!. Today almost all the more or less serious games as well as new graphics card drivers are optimized for this set of SIMD instructions.