Taipei, Taiwan, December 2005 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA CN700 IGP chipset, featuring leading digital media technologies and advanced low power design to enable system design innovation across a wide range of VIA C7™ processor-powered devices, such as mini PCs, fanless embedded commercial systems and stylish, quiet home entertainment centers for the living room.
The integrated S3 Graphics UniChrome Pro™ IGP core ensures exceptional 2D/3D graphics performance and a truly Hi-Def™ experience, with flexible display outputs for CRT and LCD, as well as standard definition and HDTV up to 1080p resolution with a compatible DVI or TV encoder, while the signature hardware MPEG-2 decoding and the intelligent video rendering techniques of the Chromotion CE Video Display Engine deliver smooth video playback.
Supporting the VIA V4 bus up to 533MHz, the VIA CN700 IGP chipset leverages support for both DDR2 and DDR memory modules with built-in system and graphics power management, to deliver a highly flexible solution for developers looking to design powerful and feature-rich yet compact and quiet desktop and embedded devices.
"The VIA CN700 chipset was specifically designed to enable the VIA C7 processor platform to deliver great system and digital media performance without compromise," commented Chewei Lin, Vice President of Product Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. "With its integrated S3 Graphics UniChrome Pro core, and featuring support for the latest DDR2 memory and the high bandwidth V4 bus, the CN700 is equipped with all the right tools to enable a new generation of ultra low power, quiet, compact, stylish and ultra reliable devices."
Combined with the VIA VT 8237A South Bridge, the VIA CN700 offers a comprehensive range of integrated storage, multimedia and connectivity options, including native Serial ATA and multiple configuration V-RAID, support for VIA Vinyl High Definition Audio, and high-throughput Gigabit Ethernet with the VIA Velocity controller.
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