VIA Launches Vista-Ready VIA CN896

VIA Launches Vista-Ready VIA CN896 for Power-Efficient Desktop and Embedded Systems

Featuring the VIA Chrome9 IGP core supporting DirectX 9.0 and Chromotion 3.0, the VIA CN896 PCI Express chipset enables mainstream Vista-ready VIA solutions

Taipei, Taiwan, 26 February 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today launched the VIA CN896 digital media IGP chipset, certified Vista-ready by Microsoft and designed to provide OEMs with a flexible platform for power efficient embedded and desktop systems.

At the heart of the VIA CN896 chipset is the VIA Chrome9 HC IGP (integrated graphics processor) featuring a DirectX 9.0 3D accelerator for high performance and a 2D accelerator for productivity applications, while the Chromotion video display engine boasts advanced hardware-based video processing and rendering such as MPEG-2 decoding acceleration and picture enhancement through adaptive de-interlacing and video deblocking technologies.

The VIA CN896 chipset supports the VIA V4 Bus for the power efficient VIA C7 and VIA Eden embedded processors and VIA C7-D desktop processors, which are recognized by Microsoft as designed for Windows Vista. READ MORE...

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