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VIA Introduces EPIA-M850 Mini-ITX Board, Packs Multimedia Muscle

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VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA EPIA-M850 Mini-ITX board, the first board to feature the latest VIA VX900 media system processor, creating the ideal solution for today’s HD-intensive, commercial multimedia-centric devices.

The VIA EPIA-M850 is targeted at OEM and ODM manufacturers of commercial multimedia embedded devices. Featuring a 64-bit, high performance VIA Nano E-Series processor and the VIA VX900 unified all-in-one media system processor, the VIA EPIA-M850 delivers a highly optimized platform that boasts comprehensive HD video performance, HD audio and HDMI support in a compact, power-efficient package.

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nice more hardware video accelerators ^^
h264 on broadcom crystal hd is fun but this might be good for netbooks....

wheres the power consumtion and the capabilitys like profiles for h.264?

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OMG i read the datasheet and ... Why the hell on earth did you integrate the hd acceleration in the crappy chrome hc onboard IGP?
It should have been an coprocessor instead, the pci-e port is useless now i could buy another nano board with pci-e slot and slap an nvidia cuda capable gpu on it, way easyier than messing with via video driver...
 
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I have a project I'm working on and I just brought one of their older boards:shadedshu I didn't realize they were still making newer ones. I'll update it later. I'd imagine the power consumption is fairly high.