Thursday, February 9th 2012

VIA Announces Highest Performance Dual Core VIA EPIA-M910 Mini-ITX Board

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA EPIA-M910 Mini-ITX board, the latest dual core Mini-ITX board featuring one of the richest I/O sets available for a wide range of embedded applications including ATM, kiosks, POS, digital signage, healthcare and digital media applications.

The VIA EPIA-M910 is available in both active and passive cooling configurations with the choice of either a performance oriented 1.6 GHz VIA Nano X2 dual core processor or a fanless 1.0 GHz VIA Eden X2 dual core processor and is paired with the VIA VX900 media system processor, which provides the ideal platform for today's HD-intensive applications.


The rich I/O set of the VIA EPIA-M910 features HDMI and VGA display connectivity ports with pin headers for two 24-bit LVDS (one single channel and one dual channel), eight USB 2.0 ports, dual Gigabit LAN networking, eight COM ports (which can be expanded to twelve with the VIA LPC-01/02 add-on card) and is available in SKU's with either DC-in or ATX power supply support, providing the utmost flexibility to match a wide range of embedded computing needs.

"The VIA EPIA-M910 Mini-ITX board delivers a highly optimized platform that boasts comprehensive HD video performance, HD audio and HDMI support in a compact, power-efficient package" said Epan Wu, Head of the VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. "The rich I/O provides the connectivity and flexibility demanded by today's ever diversifying embedded applications."

VIA EPIA-M910 Mini-ITX Board

The VIA EPIA-M910 is available with the choice of a 1.6 GHz VIA Nano X2 dual core processor or a fanless 1.0 GHz VIA Eden X2 dual core processor. Supporting up to 8 GB of DDR3 system memory, the VIA EPIA-M910 is paired with the VIA VX900 media system processor, featuring the latest ChromotionHD 2.0 video engine which boasts comprehensive hardware acceleration for the latest VC1, H.264, MPEG-2 and WMV9 HD formats at screen resolutions of up to 1080p without incurring a heavy CPU load.

Rear panel I/O includes dual Gigabit LAN ports, PS/2 support, one HDMI port, a VGA port, two RS-232 5v/12v selectable COM ports, four USB 2.0 ports and audio jacks. On board pin headers provide 2 x 24-bit LVDS support (including backlight control), two SATA ports, an additional six COM ports, a further four USB ports, Digital I/O, and a PCIe x4 slot. The VIA EPIA-M910 is available with support for either ATX or DC-in power supplies.
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10 Comments on VIA Announces Highest Performance Dual Core VIA EPIA-M910 Mini-ITX Board

#1
Dj-ElectriC
Very very interesting layout, must admit.
Price?
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#2
Morgoth
i cant wait til via can compete on the high/mid range desktop market :D
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#3
faramir
What happened to their quad core CPUs they have been boasting about many months ago ?
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#4
blibba
by: Morgoth
i cant wait til via can compete on the high/mid range desktop market :D
VIA have been around forever. I guess you could argue that they once did compete in the mid range desktop market.

But if you can't wait until they next do so, you've a problem on your hands.
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#5
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Moar Nano-itx please. But if this has a good price it could be interesting, IF they make it to the market here that is.
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#6
wickerman
I used to use a lot of VIA's mini itx boards for various projects and low power stuff but once they and their parent company went all political and joined the patent trolling race I really just got put off and started using more of Intel's Atom and AMD's Fusion chips. In the first generation Atoms, the Nano was actually a faster chip but consumed more power to do so but as Atom has scaled up in clock speed, down in process node, and become more highly integrated it has become a better product overall. And AMD's fusion chips have been better from the get go, in the windows world the E350 is probably a better choice than any Atom, even those paired with Nvidia's ION graphics.

Kind of saddening how a company's politics can drive customers off... But then again, when competitors offer a better product at a similar or lower price, you can only support the underdog for so long.
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#7
TRWOV
My first impression:

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#8
ViperXTR
i still remember my Via KT133 and Via KT400 desktop boards (Pentium III and AthlonXP hehe)
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#9
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
I would have rather seen them drop the PCI and just put a full length PCI-E slot on there(even if it only ran at x1). The odd arrangement of the PCI-E slot now is just odd.
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#10
imitation
by: newtekie1
I would have rather seen them drop the PCI and just put a full length PCI-E slot on there(even if it only ran at x1). The odd arrangement of the PCI-E slot now is just odd.
If they had left out that huge array of jumpers, they could have fitted both - only would the upper slot then collide with the ATX panel.
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