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VIA Pico-ITX about as small as a deck of playing cards

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Most of you know that AMD is trying to save power and space by releasing the Micro-ITX platform. VIA has decided that they want in on this market, and so they went and made their own little thing. And when I say little, I mean little. Measuring in at barely 100mm x 72mm (full ATX is 1200mm x 960mm), VIA's new motherboard comes with onboard network, processor, graphics, and is completely fanless. Just like AMD, VIA is trying to make a platform that not only is extremely tiny, but power-efficient. Have a look.

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ummm WOW. what happened to laptops being small? you're talking about a "ultra-portable laptop" in a PDA motherboard size, that's craziness. I really do think that this'll be something that ends up in PDA's though, or maybe at school/work they'll have docking stations and you just drop in your pico-itx and start working.
 
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This can give us an opportunity to push major performance into a small space, imagine a PDA w/ EAX 7.1 and a processor that can power a desktop computer w/ XP installed.

I hope this takes off well.
 

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This can give us an opportunity to push major performance into a small space, imagine a PDA w/ EAX 7.1 and a processor that can power a desktop computer w/ XP installed.

I hope this takes off well.
Thats funny... what with us russians and 7.1 eax ?
 

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OMG, sound like that and a processor. Talk about a killer HTPC...I love it.
 

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That's insane. I want one. lol. Imagine taking an old ATX mid tower, modding it, and then throwing like 8 of these in there for a server farm. lol.
 

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Casemodders wet their pants :) You can build like a computer inside a CD-drive, plenty room left for a laptop hdd. Or slap it on the backside of an LCD, hook it up to the VGA in and you can still use your desktop PC for DVI. 2 computers in one with just press of a button (to change input signal). Now where is that lottery win, so I can try those out xD
 
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wouldnt the internals of say a Pda be even smaller with practically the same specs?
 

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That is incredibly small!! :)

But, where does the memory go? And how do you plug in a mouse and keyboard? Obviously, I have never used one of these. But, the possibilities are endless. Go spend $10 on a set of Legos, and build your own case. :laugh:
 
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can anyone say "home file server"?


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That is incredibly small!! :)

But, where does the memory go? And how do you plug in a mouse and keyboard? Obviously, I have never used one of these. But, the possibilities are endless. Go spend $10 on a set of Legos, and build your own case. :laugh:
memory probably under the board. and there are cables that you plug into the headers to get keyboard and all...

btw...the cpu aint the big chip in the middle, its the smaller chip on the left...
 
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memory probably under the board. and there are cables that you plug into the headers to get keyboard and all...

btw...the cpu aint the big chip in the middle, its the smaller chip on the left...
lol, the chipset is bigger then the cpu... i think thats a first...

anyon know what the fab proc on that proc is?


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it has a VIA c7 @ 1ghz...

L1 & L2 both have 128kb cache
the FSB is 400mhz.
TDP max is around 3.5...
90nm...
 
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it has a VIA c7 @ 1ghz...

L1 & L2 both have 128kb cache
the FSB is 400mhz.
TDP max is around 3.5...
90nm...
Not bad since you are not gona game on that anyways:p
 
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why are people even mentioning EAX? its only usefull for gaming. and this wouldnt be any good for games. so yay for pointlessness?
 
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Mant they should at least have a pcie port made into a SATA-like connector, with one end being small and the other being the standard PCI-E port... then you can have an external GPU. But holy shit thats tiny...
 
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why are people even mentioning EAX? its only usefull for gaming. and this wouldnt be any good for games. so yay for pointlessness?
realtek ac97 has eax 2.0 for who knows how long now (before skt A!)...i doubt they gonna make a special audio chip just for this.
 

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realtek ac97 has eax 2.0 for who knows how long now (before skt A!)...i doubt they gonna make a special audio chip just for this.
And that relates to my post stating that EAX is uselss for anything besides gaming how?