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    VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA EPIA PX5000EG Pico-ITX board that features the extremely power efficient 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor, offering embedded developers an uncompromisingly compact, highly integrated board.

    Building on the success of the VIA EPIA PX10000 Pico-ITX board, which took the embedded industry by storm last year as the world's smallest mass production x86 board ever, the VIA EPIA PX5000EG adds the incredible heat and power efficiency of the 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor with its maximum power draw of just one watt. System designers of embedded automation and industrial control devices can now take advantage of a full x86 system that fits neatly into the most extreme space constrained, heat sensitive environments.

    "The introduction of the VIA EPIA PX5000EG elevates the VIA EPIA range of innovative embedded solutions to new heights of thermal and energy efficiency in an extremely miniaturized form factor," said Daniel Wu, Vice President, VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. "The VIA EPIA Pico-ITX form-factor continues to evolve, addressing the embedded industry's needs for greater efficiency and miniaturization."

    Developed exclusively by VIA, the Pico-ITX form factor squeezes a full feature set into a mere 10cm x 7.2cm. A complete system in the palm of your hand, the VIA EPIA PX5000EG includes both LVDS/DVI and VGA support, integrated 5.1 channel audio, fast 100/10 Ethernet, both IDE and S-ATA drive support and up to six USB ports and a COM port.

    Join the VIA Naked Pico Challenge
    With a maximum thermal envelope of just one watt, the 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor assures complete system stability in always-on systems. To demonstrate this remarkable power and thermal efficiency, VIA welcomes you to take part in the 'Naked Pico Challenge' where we will push the VIA EPIA PX5000EG Pico-ITX board to its absolute limits by running a system under full load without any cooling whatsoever. Simply correctly guess how long this tiny board can take the strain and win a VIA ARTiGO Pico-ITX Builder Kit. For more details visit: http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx?PageID=425

    About the VIA EPIA PX5000EG
    The VIA EPIA PX5000EG uses a fanless 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor with a maximum power draw of only one watt and supports up to 1GB of DDR2 system memory. The VIA VX700 system media processor adds VIA UniChrome Pro II IGP 3D/2D graphics with MPEG-2/-4 and WMV9 hardware decoding acceleration and pin support for LVDS, DVI and VGA display configurations. The VIA EPIA PX5000EG has both onboard IDE and S-ATA connectors as well as an integrated 100/10 Fast Ethernet port. Connectors are included to support PS/2 keyboard and mouse, 1 multimedia connector to support external TV-out, a video capture port interface & LPC interface (add-on card required), 1 audio connector for line-out, line-in, mic-in, S/PDIF in & 5.1 channel audio output and 1 Pico-ITX power connector

    VIA EPIA PX5000EG Pricing and Availability
    The VIA EPIA PX5000EG Pico-ITX boards are available now for developers; for pricing and availability, please contact your local VIA sales representative.

    Source: VIA
    Last edited: May 14, 2008
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    ha ha good for media server
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    what about intel atom cpu ?
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    What 500MHz CPU wouldn't be power efficient? No reason to bring something like this out, unless people are dying to get their hands on something that will drive them crazy with how dam slow this is.
  6. ktr

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    500mhz + VIA = shit. Its gonna be slower than a P3.
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    maybe so ktr,
    but at least they got over their manufacturing difficulties with the pico-itx boards i didnt think they'd ever get released, these things are very good for simple usage, say u wanna mod an atari into a mame box or something, want a pc in your kitchen clock? WHAM! :eek: - clock pc.. :wtf: i could think if a few reasons why id get something so slow, and hey their not that much slower then a first gen xbox heh. plus provided that they can handle video playback theyd make crazy small mediacenter frontends. :D

    happita, these things are about size not speed
    ud be stupid to get one thinking its blazing fast =)
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    oh via you suck :nutkick:
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    I believe there were benches done on the new VIA cpu comparing them to Atoms, and supposedly the VIA chips came out on top clock for clock. I don't know if this has the newest VIA chips in them tho.

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