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Zotac's Zbox line has been evolving rather quickly over the past year or so. We've tested a few of them along the way, and they just seem to be getting better and better, and at rapid speed. In fact, we aren't so sure that buying one today is the best idea; by the time tomorrow comes, it'll probably be out of date! Kidding aside, the company... Read more...
When you think "new CPU," names like AMD and Intel pop to mind. But VIA is a huge player in the processor game, particularly on smaller, lower-cost devices where power draw is a major concern. The company's newest chip is radically different than past chips, though, and the words "quad-core" should tell you a lot. The newest chip is the world's... Read more...
Embedded computing hardly gets the credit it deserves. Many, many of the devices that make all of our worlds tick runs on an embedded system, and VIA Technologies is at the forefront of it all. The company has just used Embedded World 2011 to launch what they are calling the "world's most power-efficient dual core processor." That processor... Read more...
VIA makes tons of processors that you probably never really think about. Embedded stuff, stuff that ends up in factories, point-of-sale machines and small, integrated computers. Not often do VIA chips make their way out into the land of the average tech consumer, but a few of them have managed to power low-drain handheld devices, nettops,... Read more...
Is bigger always better? Not if you're VIA, who makes out by making smaller-than-average wares, from tiny CPUs to tiny motherboards. The company has just launched yet another tiny product, the EPIA-M830, their first VIA Nano E-Series Mini-ITX board. It's designed to operate with 64-bit applications, and while it's... Read more...
Small form factor PCs aren't quite as mainstream as they once were, VIA is hoping to rekindle some of that love with a new machine that's probably cuter than it is powerful. The new ARTiGO A1100 DIY PC Kit allows DIY lovers to buy and customize their own PC, and the best part is that it can be placed just about anywhere. Described as a "sub-liter"... Read more...
VIA Technologies is talking up its VX900 chipset, and promising that its new "media system processor" (MSP) will offer silky-smooth 1080P playback when paired with a VIA Nano 3000. "VIA's trail-blazing VX900 will bring welcome relief to those pining for the best view of HD video online," said Richard Brown, Vice President of Marketing, VIA... Read more...
Market analysis firm Jon Peddie Research has released its report on graphic processor sales in the third quarter. According to the data, the strong Q2 rebound was no one-time event; GPU sales continued to climb into Q3 and are expected to rise further in Q4. Intel, AMD, SiS, and VIA all saw their market share... Read more...
We can remember a time when VIA was rarely mentioned when talking CPUs, but now the company has made a ferocious comeback that has its processors slipping into netbooks, small form factor PCs and now, Fujitsu thin clients.Starting today, Fujitsu will utilize VIA's Eden ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) processor for its next generation FUTRO thin client... Read more...
For the most part, "netbook" and "HD capable" really don't go together. Particularly if it's a netbook equipped with the all too familiar Atom N270 + GMA 950 combo. But things look a bit different if the machine is loaded with innards from a different manufacturer...namely, VIA. The unheard of Shenzhen Zaiben Technology Company, likely a low-rate... Read more...
Wow Shuttle, branching out, are we? The company made famous for delivering rectangular barebones kits that ruled the SFF roost for years is now spreading its wings and delving into more low-power type rigs. Don't believe us? Have a look at the latest release from VIA, which proves that Shuttle is accepting VIA's Nano CPU in its newest small... Read more...
With Intel getting hit with that massive $1.45 billion fine this past week, it's got the whole technology industry thinking about the ins and outs of antitrust. Granted, we fully expect that Dell has had this here deal cooking for some time now, but the timing of this introduction is almost poetic. For the longest while, Dell has offered processors... Read more...
Not sure if you've noticed, but VIA is definitely getting deep into the media server game. Shortly after launching its NSD7200 2-bay Windows Home Server device, the company has today introduced a new motherboard aimed specifically at these very servers. The VB8002 Mini-ITX board brings the performance efficiency of the VIA Nano processor to... Read more...
Frankly, many technology pundits have already brushed WiMAX aside as a failed attempt to become the next high-speed mobile data protocol. With LTE gaining massive support, it's hard to envision WiMAX -- a technology that is already deployed in many areas of the world -- hanging around for too long. If VIA has anything to say about it, however,... Read more...
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