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Dual Core Mini-ITX Main Board Supports High-End Graphics

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Coupling a 1.6 GHz VIA Nano X2 E-series processor with the VX900 media system processor, the new VB8004 Mini-ITX main board from Via Technologies provides a high-performance and highly scalable solution for advanced digital signage and gaming systems. In addition to providing native support for dual-displays, the VB8004 Mini-ITX main board can also be easily upgraded to support four displays using an additional VIA S3 5400E graphics module, providing developers the widest possible variety of multi-display configurations, including HDMI, LVDS and DVI technologies. 

Powered by a choice of a 1.6 GHz VIA Nano X2 E-Series, or 1.6 GHz and 1.2 GHz VIA Nano processors, the VB8004 leverages the advanced multimedia capabilities of the VX900 system media processor to deliver awesome DX10.1 graphics and support for rich 1080p video resolutions. In addition to supporting up to 4 Gbyte DDR3, the board features rich I/O capabilities including an HDMI port, one DVI port, a one channel 24-bit LVDS, one GigaLAN port and six USB 2.0 ports.

The VIA S3 5400E dedicated graphics module is a daughter card specially designed to provide advanced multimedia capabilities for next-generation embedded applications. With support of DX10.1, Shader Model 4.1, OpenGL 3.1 and OpenCL 1.0, the 5400E GPU provides a cost-effective solution for feature-rich graphics processing with high levels of video decoding and 3D rendering performance.

Featuring the ChromotionHD 2.1 video engine, a programmable video architecture supporting the latest HD standards including Blu-ray Disk, H.264, VC-1, WMV-9 and MPEG-2/4, the S3 5400E module offers stunningly smooth HD playback at resolutions of up to 2560 x 1600 pixels. Onboard I/O includes one HDMI port and one DVI port.

VIA Technologies, Fremont, CA. (510) 683-3300. [www.via.com.tw].