VIA launches CN700 IGP chipset for C7 processor

DQW Bureau
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The integrated S3 Gra­phics

UniChrome Pro IGP core ensures exceptional 2D/3D graphics performance and a

truly Hi-Def experi­ence, with flexible display outputs for CRT and LCD, as

well as standard definition and HDTV up to 1080p reso­lution with a compatible

DVI or TV encoder. However the signature hardware MPEG-2 decoding and the

intelligent video rendering techniques of the Chromotion CE Video Display Engine

deliver smooth video playback.

“The VIA CN700 chipset was

specifically designed to enable the VIA C7 processor platform to deliver great

system and digital media performance without com­promise,” commented Chewei

Lin, VP of Product Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc “With its integrated S3

Graphics UniChrome Pro core, and featuring support for the latest DDR2 memory

and the high bandwidth V4 bus, the CN700 is equipped with all the right tools to

enable a new generation of ultra low power, quiet, compact, stylish and ultra

reliable devices.”


Combined with the VIA VT

8237A South Bridge, the VIA CN700 offers a compre­hensive range of integrated

storage, multimedia and connectivity options, inclu­ding native Serial ATA and

multiple configuration V-RAID, support for VIA Vinyl High Definition Audio, and

high-throughput Gigabit Ethernet with the VIA Velocity controller.

Product availability

VIA CN700 is expected to be available in volume quan­tities in Q1 2006.

Taipei, Dec 27