Via announces CN800 desktop platform

By Justin Mann on
While Via may be suffering in the performance desktop chipset market, they are extremely popular for embedded, low power and small form factor PCs. In a press release issued today, Via has announced their CN800 Desktop Platform. It has support for both DDR and DDR2, though DDR2-533 is the highest it can go. It has integrated UniChrome Pro graphics, as well as an external AGP and PCI-Ex x16 slot. None of those are particularly exciting, but the new platform also comes with the features that make it stand out as an ideal media platform, including hardware MPEG-2 decompression support, Vinyl audio and of course a very low power demand.

This new platform is designed around Via's C7 series processors, and will probably make an appearance in MicroITX form.

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