[COLOR=royalblue]Called Mark, the chip includes a 1GHz C3 processor and Via's Pro Savage CLE266 Northbridge chip, which is one of the components that comprise the Northbridge-Southbridge chipset architecture used in most PCs.
Mark offers integrated graphics capabilities and is expected to begin appearing in devices during the early second half of the year, said Richard Brown, Via's associate vice president of marketing. The chip is priced at around US$75 in 1,000-unit quantities, he said.
Via is showing off a concept PC based on Mark at the CeBIT exhibition. Called Starhub, the concept PC is a 17-inch TFT (thin film transistor) LCD (liquid crystal display) that incorporates an internal PC. In addition to flat-panel display PCs, Mark is also likely to find a home in smaller laptops, tablet PCs and smart displays, Brown said.[/COLOR]
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