VIA Announces Nano-ITX Board With VIA VX800 Chipset

VIA Technologies announced the Epia N700 Nano-ITX board, designed as a complete solution for compact industrial PC and embedded automation devices.

Featuring a 1.5 GHz VIA C7 or 500 MHz VIA Eden processor, the VIA Epia N700 is the first Nano-ITX board to feature the latest VIA VX800 media system processor.

"The VIA EPIA N700 Nano-ITX board has been specially developed to excel in space constrained environments while offering an extensive feature set based around the VIA VX800," said Daniel Wu, VP of VIA Embedded Platform Division. "Through listening carefully to customers, we’re confident that we’ve made the VIA EPIA N700 as user friendly as possible."

VIA calls the EPIA N700 "the lowest profile Nano-ITX board ever" with two S-ATA ports, onboard VGA, USB, COM and Gigabit network ports on this compact board while requiring only a single 4-pin power cable as its sole power source. Additional COM, LVDS and IDE support available through onboard pin-headers.

The VX800 chipset offers integrated DX9 graphics core for hardware accelerated video playback and some possible World of Warcraft playing for a low heat, compact system.

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