VIA Unveils World's First Dual-Core Pico-ITX Mainboard

Paul Lilly

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, h ead 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.

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