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VIA Unveils the World's Lowest Power x86 CPU

VIA Unveils the World's Lowest Power x86 CPU

VIA Unveils the World's Lowest Power x86 Processor on the World's Smallest Board

VIA EPIA PX5000EG Pico-ITX board features the 1-watt VIA Eden ULV processor for ultra low power embedded platforms

Taipei, Taiwan, May 14 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA EPIA PX5000EG Pico-ITX board that features the extremely power efficient 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor, offering embedded developers an uncompromisingly compact, highly integrated board.

Building on the success of the VIA EPIA PX10000 Pico-ITX board, which took the embedded industry by storm last year as the world's smallest mass production x86 board ever, the VIA EPIA PX5000EG adds the incredible heat and power efficiency of the 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor with its maximum power draw of just one watt. System designers of embedded automation and industrial control devices can now take advantage of a full x86 system that fits neatly into the most extreme space constrained, heat sensitive environments.



"The introduction of the VIA EPIA PX5000EG elevates the VIA EPIA range of innovative embedded solutions to new heights of thermal and energy efficiency in an extremely miniaturized form factor," said Daniel Wu, Vice President, VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. "The VIA EPIA Pico-ITX form-factor continues to evolve, addressing the embedded industry's needs for greater efficiency and miniaturization."

Developed exclusively by VIA, the Pico-ITX form factor squeezes a full feature set into a mere 10cm x 7.2cm. A complete system in the palm of your hand, the VIA EPIA PX5000EG includes both LVDS/DVI and VGA support, integrated 5.1 channel audio, fast 100/10 Ethernet, both IDE and S-ATA drive support and up to six USB ports and a COM port.

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n the VIA Naked Pico Challenge
With a maximum thermal envelope of just one watt, the 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor assures complete system stability in always-on systems. To demonstrate this remarkable power and thermal efficiency, VIA welcomes you to take part in the 'Naked Pico Challenge' where we will push the VIA EPIA PX5000EG Pico-ITX board to its absolute limits by running a system under full load without any cooling whatsoever. Simply correctly guess how long this tiny board can take the strain and win a VIA ARTiGO Pico-ITX Builder Kit.

About the VIA EPIA PX5000EG
The VIA EPIA PX5000EG uses a fanless 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor with a maximum power draw of only one watt and supports up to 1GB of DDR2 system memory. The VIA VX700 system media processor adds VIA UniChrome™ Pro II IGP 3D/2D graphics with MPEG-2/-4 and WMV9 hardware decoding acceleration and pin support for LVDS, DVI and VGA display configurations. The VIA EPIA PX5000EG has both onboard IDE and S-ATA connectors as well as an integrated 100/10 Fast Ethernet port. Connectors are included to support PS/2 keyboard and mouse, 1 multimedia connector to support external TV-out, a video capture port interface & LPC interface (add-on card required), 1 audio connector for line-out, line-in, mic-in, S/PDIF in & 5.1 channel audio output and 1 Pico-ITX power connector.

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One Watt... amazing. But just how powerful is it? 500Mhz comparable to a PIII 500Mhz? Faster, slower?

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 How can you put DR2 memory on that, looks extremely small.

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