Taipei, Taiwan, 8 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.
Product Availability and Pricing
VIA CN700 is expected to be available in volume quantities in Q1 2006. Pricing is available upon request.
Further information about the VIA CN700 IGP Chipset may be found at the VIA website at: http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/chipsets/c-series/cn700/
Source: VIA Press Release