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VIA VB8004 Mini-ITX Mainboard with Nano-E Series CPUs

VIA has just announced the low power VIA VB8004 Mini-ITX board, which pairs together the company’s Nano E-series CPUs with the VX900 media system processor and can also be fitted with an add-on graphics module.

Coupling the VIA VX900 media system processor with a choice of 1.2GHz and 1.6GHz VIA Nano Processors, the VIA VB8004 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 VIA VB8004 Mini-ITX mainboard 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.

“The VIA VB8004 has been developed from the ground up to provide a scalable solution for our digital signage customers,” said Epan Wu, Head of the VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc.

“It provides them with a cost-effective and flexible path for upgrading their systems to meet ever changing market requirements,” concluded the company’s rep.

The mainboard has already been listed on VIA’s website and is available for ordering, but its price hasn’t been communicated.

VIA VB8004 Features:

  • Choice of 1.2GHz and 1.6GHz VIA Nano Processors
  • Integrated VIA Chrome9 HC DX9 3D/2D graphics with VC1, MPEG-2, WMV9 and H.264 decoding acceleration
  • High-bandwidth DDR3 memory, up to 4GB
  • Supports two SATA hard drives
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Six USB 2.0 ports
  • Two COM ports
  • Accepts DC power input
  • Expansion I/O connector for one 4-lane PCIe, one 1-lane PCIe and one USB
  • Supports one DVI-I port, one HDMI port and one single channel 24-bit LVDS panel connector



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