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VIA Announces World's First Quad Core Mini-ITX Boards

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VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the world's first quad core Mini-ITX boards featuring the latest VIA QuadCore E-Series processor. The VIA EPIA-M900 and VIA EPIA-M910 are the first two Mini-ITX boards to feature the 1.2 GHz VIA QuadCore E-Series processor, offering enhanced multi-tasking and superb multimedia performance on the lowest quad core power budget for next generation embedded products.

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I wish they would rather release some higher clocked Nano's with the same 27.5W TDP.
 

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And again I doubt we'll see many of these on the market.
 
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why ohh why they use small fan :banghead:
 
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Haven't seen any bench's of this, but somehow I doubt it would be something you'd prefer over a E350, or C-50, even with the extra cores I can't really see what you'd use that for in an ultra low power PC for, it's like phones, Dual core I get, but one we go beyond that I start scratching my head, my phone isn't a workstation where I need a lot to run at the same time, I feel the same with HTPC's.
 
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why ohh why they use small fan :banghead:
Haven't seen any bench's of this, but somehow I doubt it would be something you'd prefer over a E350, or C-50, even with the extra cores I can't really see what you'd use that for in an ultra low power PC for, it's like phones, Dual core I get, but one we go beyond that I start scratching my head, my phone isn't a workstation where I need a lot to run at the same time, I feel the same with HTPC's.
Epia's are kinda industrial (kinda bc they aren't very high end industrial).
I'm sure some businesses can find perfect use for these two boards.

About the small fan: it's not bc $40 videocards use very low end small fans (that break very fast) that they are inherently bad by design. I've seen Quadro's with very small fans run for many years with a hitch. I use a Scythe 4cm fan for many years and it's still perfectly silent.