VIA just rolled out what the company claims is the industry's first ever dual-core Pico-ITX motherboard. The VIA EPIA-P900 packs a dual-core VIA Eden X2 1GHz x86 processor and VIA VX900H Media System Processor into the smallest commercialized form factor there is. The result is a pint-sized system that's capable of advanced multitasking and multimedia chores, including "flawless" Full HD video rendering.
"The VIA Pico-ITX allows embedded system design to pack unprecedented levels of performance into even smaller form factors," said Epan Wu, head of the VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. "The new VIA EPIA-P900 opens up exciting new possibilities for innovation in ultra compact embedded designs."
The system measures a scant 10cm x 7.2cm and supports up to 4GB of DDR3 memory. Other highlights include HD audio; HDMI, VGA, and LVDS display connectivity; GbE LAN; support for up to seven USB 2.0 ports (five as pin headers); two SATA ports; and support for digital I/O.
VIA didn't say how much the EPIA-P900 will cost, though it's likely to be sold primarily to OEMs anyway.