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VIA Unveils Mini-ITX 2.0: The Mini PC Platform of the Future

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VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced a new standard for Mini-ITX boards to ensure an optimized multimedia and computing experience in small form factor desktop PCs.




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only pci why not pci-e?

WOOPS!!!
 
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That is a PCI-Express 16x slot. I want my promised Mobile-ITX.
 

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With the mini-itx 2.0 standard, only time will we see a 775 board with a nvidia 610 chipset (or better).
 

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this would ideal for an htpc or something similar.
 
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Two Ram slots...... PCI-e.... 4 SATA..... this is a huge step up from the last couple of generations just in board design. Despite the horribly awkward IDE placement on this board.... :laugh:
 

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Two Ram slots...... PCI-e.... 4 SATA..... this is a huge step up from the last couple of generations just in board design. Despite the horribly awkward IDE placement on this board.... :laugh:
i personally like how the cpu is smaller than the chipset
 
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i personally like how the cpu is smaller than the chipset
Then you'll love intel's variant with an atom processor:




The processor is the little fanless sink..... the big one is the northbridge/integrated graphics.
 
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mini-ITX 2.0 should define dual-link DVI, or HDMI, as the output, not VGA.

Even my i-BASE s479 Mini-ITX (v1.0) has DVI out, and the board is already quite a few years old.
 

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These mini-ITX's make great backup/print servers :D
 
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i think i see a car PC in my future.....
 

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^ yup! and now with the ability to use your mobile phone as a source of internet connection the possibillities are endless :D
 
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^ yup! and now with the ability to use your mobile phone as a source on internet connection the possibillities are endless :D
good call.

it sure beats what my brother-in-law does, he made a custom stand for his laptop in the car, and just put a power inverter in there. it works pretty well but he looks like a cop. :)
 

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was the pun intended? :laugh:

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it sure beats what my brother-in-law does, he made a custom stand for his laptop in the car, and just put a power inverter in there. it works pretty well but he looks like a cop. :)
thats cool! guess he kinda freaks people out sometimes when he's driving?

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was the pun intended? :laugh:



thats cool! guess he kinda freaks people out sometimes when he's driving?

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yea a little!
he works for GE so he has a cage in the back to with tinted windows, its a van.

but still looks kinda cool actually.

oh yes that pun was intended ;) :toast:
 
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he could do the NARC thing and get free party favours!

;)

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i want one for many things
mainly a HTPC
 

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Then you'll love intel's variant with an atom processor:




The processor is the little fanless sink..... the big one is the northbridge/integrated graphics.
how sad is that...they can make a cpu that runs cooler than the chipset that runs it.....

at least Via wont need that big ass cooler to keep the chipset cool assuming it uses the same VT8237 based on they have been using since s754 it will only need 2cm x 2cm x 5mm passive to keep it cool so smaller than the atoms HS