Thursday, September 6th 2012

VIA Announces First QuadCore Pico-ITX Board with 3D Display Capabilities

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient computing platforms, today announced the VIA EPIA-P910 Pico-ITX board, the first VIA board to feature the latest VIA VX11H MSP in combination with a VIA QuadCore E-Series processor. Providing superior performance and outstanding display capabilities, the VIA EPIA-P910 Pico-ITX provides the ideal platform for a wide array of next-generation ultra compact devices for applications in health-care, logistics, fleet management and other vertical market segments.

The VIA EPIA-P910 Pico-ITX is the first VIA board to include the VIA VX11H MSP which provides the latest in graphic capabilities, including DirectX 11 support, for richer textures as well as 3D stereoscopic display. In combination with a 1.0GHz VIA QuadCore E-Series processor, the VIA EPIA-P910 offers high performance computing in an ultra compact, low power design with today’s latest connectivity options including HDMI and USB 3.0.

“The VIA EPIA-P910 features the most advanced technology from VIA with the latest VIA VX11H MSP and VIA QuadCore E-Series processor,” said Epan Wu Head of the VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. “It provides superior computing performance and the richest display capabilities allowing embedded system designers to innovate for immersive embedded environments.”

Based on the incredibly compact Pico-ITX form factor, measuring 10 cm x 7.2 cm, the VIA EPIA-P910 Pico-ITX combines a 1.0GHz VIA QuadCore E-Series processor and the latest VIA VX11H MSP to offer superior computing performance for ultra compact systems. The VIA EPIA-P910 Pico-ITX supports up 8GB of 1333MHz DDR3 memory, HD audio, HDMI, VGA and LVDS display connectivity as well as a high performance hardware HD video decoder in the shape of the latest VIA Chromotion 5.0 video processor.

On board pin headers and an extension board to board connector provide support for an additional 6 USB 2.0 ports, an LPC connector, SMBus connector, PS/2 support, audio jacks, LVDS, 4 pairs of DIO and two UART ports. Rear I/O includes one HDMI 1.4a port, one VGA port, 2 USB 3.0 ports and 1 GigaLAN port.

For more information about the VIA EPIA-P910 please visit this page. For more information about the VIA VX11H MSP, please visit this page.
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15 Comments on VIA Announces First QuadCore Pico-ITX Board with 3D Display Capabilities

#1
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Yes, yes YES. Now to find somewhere to buy it and some money to buy it with. YES!!
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#2
Mindweaver
Moderato®™
+1 ^^

I want it too Frick, but I can only imagine how much it will cost! VIA will want a pretty penny for this baby. :banghead: I still want one though.. hehehe
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#3
Delta6326
this reminds me of a turbo charged Raspberry Pi.
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#4
popswala
I've always wondered what these are for. Can anyone enlighten me on both the business side and on the home side?

It does look pretty good and powerful for its size.
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#5
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: popswala
I've always wondered what these are for. Can anyone enlighten me on both the business side and on the home side?

It does look pretty good and powerful for its size.
Well for home side you can build an x86 computer that fits inside your shoe, and that is pretty cool, very useful for various projects. It might not be that useful for home users though, except if you want to built a really tiny HTPC. I mean you can fit it in pretty much anything. I would LOVE to see a less powerful version, singlecore or dualcore at the most, loaded with SATA connectors. Tiny, yet powerful, server!
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#6
m1dg3t
Nice! Go VIA :rockout:

No reason things shouldn't be getting smaller ;)
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#7
xorbe
Any benchmarks of a 1 GHz E-series core?
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#8
popswala
by: Frick
Well for home side you can build an x86 computer that fits inside your shoe, and that is pretty cool, very useful for various projects. It might not be that useful for home users though, except if you want to built a really tiny HTPC. I mean you can fit it in pretty much anything. I would LOVE to see a less powerful version, singlecore or dualcore at the most, loaded with SATA connectors. Tiny, yet powerful, server!
I did look up cases to see how they look to get an idea what all can go on these things and see a lil case mounted behind the screen. Pretty neat idea. Small size with less space taking up and you can still do alot with it.

Might just be something to play with in the future.
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#9
GAR
the vga port needs to die already, why the hell do they keep using it.
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#10
Chevalr1c
A lot of screens, including recent TVs, have a D-sub connector so it makes sense to use beside HDMI (more than DVI because that is basically HDMI without sound capabilities). The offiacial EOL date for the D-sub standard is 2014 IIRC, BTW.
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#11
suraswami
Nice!

I am still amazed how they still survive!
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#12
jihadjoe
by: Frick
Well for home side you can build an x86 computer that fits inside your shoe
I'd love to see the size of your shoes! :laugh:
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#13
xBruce88x
by: GAR
the vga port needs to die already, why the hell do they keep using it.
send me a dvi cable for my monitor and i'll quit using the "vga" port. :cool:
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#14
faramir
Why use crappy x86 CPU with forced air cooling and that miniscule fan instead of quad core ARM that offers same performance with lower power consumption (and therefore no need for active cooling) ?
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: jihadjoe
I'd love to see the size of your shoes! :laugh:
US size 14 or 14.5. So yeah they'll fit. :)

by: faramir
Why use crappy x86 CPU with forced air cooling and that miniscule fan instead of quad core ARM that offers same performance with lower power consumption (and therefore no need for active cooling) ?
I rather have x86 actually. Depending a bit on what you're doing, but you can do more with x86 usually. A bit easier to deal with.
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