Pico-ITX Board Uses VIA Nano Processor, Suits Next-gen Multimedia Apps
VIA Technologies announced the VIA EPIA-P820, a Pico-ITX form factor board featuring the high performance, 64-bit VIA Nano processor. The board includes full 64-bit software support, a high-performance superscalar architecture and full support of the latest virtualization technologies for next generation server and virtual machine applications. Measuring 10 cm x 7.2 cm, the VIA EPIA-P820 supports 2GB of DDR2 system memory and leverages a power-efficient, high performance 1.2 GHz U2500 VIA Nano processor. The VIA EPIA-P820 features the all-in-one VIA VX855 Media System Processor, asserted to provide flawless hardware acceleration for the latest HD video codecs including H.264, WMV, VC1 and MPEG 2/4 at high bitrates and display resolutions of up to 1080p with very low CPU utilization. The VIA Chrome9 HCM 3D integrated graphics core offers full DirectX 9.0 support and a 128-bit 2D engine with hardware rotation capability. A specially designed I/O add-on-board supplements the native HDMI port to add a VGA port, a Gigabit LAN port and two USB 2.0 ports. The VIA Vinyl HD audio codec provides 6 channel, DTS capable audio with S/PDIF support.