Tuesday, March 23rd 2010

VIA Announces VX900 Chipset with Faster Graphics

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the new VIA VX900 media system processor, a full featured single chip solution that will be coupled with the latest VIA Nano-3000 Series processors to bring truly stunning video playback to the latest HD online video services.

"VIA's trail-blazing VX900 will bring welcome relief to those pining for the best view of HD video online," said Richard Brown, Vice President of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. "The VIA VX900 represents the most complete solution for HD digital content consumption on the market today."
The VIA VX900 MSP features the VIA ChromotionHD 2.0 video engine, boasting hardware acceleration of the H.264 codec technology that is driving today's advanced online HD video streaming services. The VIA VX900 brings crisp, smooth 1080p HD video content to life without hogging key system resources or resorting to an additional third party decoder.

VIA ChromotionHD 2.0: HD Video Re-imagined
The VIA VX900 leverages the high-performance ChromotionHD 2.0 video processor to plough through the most demanding video formats, providing incredibly smooth playback of HD media titles at resolutions up to 1080p without incurring a heavy CPU load.

Support for the latest Blu-ray titles with VC1 and H.264 codec support is bolstered with acceleration for MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and the latest WMV formats. The latest connectivity standards are supported and include dual channel support for Display Port, HDMI, DVP, VGA and LVDS/TMDS.

The VIA VX900 MSP supports the latest DDR3 system memory at speeds of up to 1066MHz and is compatible with the VIA Nano, VIA C7 and VIA Eden processor families. The VIA VX900 integrates all the features of a traditional North and South bridge solution into a 31mm x 31mm single chip package, offering a reduced overall silicon footprint compared with competing twin-chip core logic implementations.

The VIA VX900 boasts the VIA Chrome9™ HCM 3D integrated graphics core with full DirectX 9.0 support and a 128-bit 2D engine with hardware rotation capability. The VIA VX900 uses a high bandwidth PCI Express 2.0 interface with one x8 lane and three single lane PCI Express II expansion slots, two PCI slots and a VIA Vinyl HD 8 channel audio codec.

An IDE controller, support for two S-ATA II drives, SD/MMS/MMC card reader support and 8 USB 2.0 ports are supplemented with support for PS/2, UART, SPI, GPIO and LPC technologies. Fast Ethernet and Gigabit connectivity options are provided through a dedicated controller.

Samples of the VIA VX900 MSP are available now to project customers. To learn more about the VIA VX900 media system processor please visit this page.
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7 Comments on VIA Announces VX900 Chipset with Faster Graphics

where the hell are my stars
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Well, I'm sure VIA will offer something better when Intel does, as it's not as if Intel's Atom chipsets (or IGP) are any better.
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Death Knight
Where is the my VIA Netbook?

VIA have 2 problems.
They have superior chips that more power efficient and powerful than AMD Neo and Intels Atom for netbooks. But actually there is no netbook uses their chip. Specially their 3000 series CPU. I am ready to pay ~$800 for Via 3000 CPU'ed netbook but it doesn't exist.

The best netbook that I can find that uses 2000 series cpu, Samsung NC20 but sadly it has no HDMI output.

Also they doesn't release their GPU chip specs like AMD. Open source drivers sucks, proprietary drivers doesn't work well too...

So If VIA solve this 2 problem I definitely buy one...
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ive got an hp mini note 2133 with via inside to the max

just one word: DRIVERS!!!!!!

i like their hardware as it has always something like frankenstein when they par things that are not common found elsewhere but they should atleast work on one driver for all GPU's no matter system and yes Linux drivers are a big pain with via these days
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cdawall said:
Why would you require more? These chips are not meant for gaming. Hardware video acceleration is wha tthey are about, HTPC's and such.
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where the hell are my stars
DanTheBanjoman said:
Why would you require more? These chips are not meant for gaming. Hardware video acceleration is wha tthey are about, HTPC's and such.
I understand that but why not at least dx10 doesn't via have dx10 cards? Dx9 is a pretty old standard now and soon I'm sure it and dx8 will be bin mates...
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