Via Technologies confirmed development of server-class microprocessors and supporting technologies. The firm, which once was the globe's largest supplier of chipsets, intends to address low-power servers initially.
"Our processors have been used quite extensively in low power blades for data center applications, and we are currently evaluating our future strategy and roadmap," said Richard Brown, a vice president of Via Technologies.
At present Via Technologies does have a microprocessor that features server capabilities. For example, the company’s Nano-series central processing units (CPUs) based on Isaiah micro-architecture are 64-bit, virtualization and Via PadLock hardware security features.
Via’s recently announced quad-core chip is aimed at inexpensive notebooks and desktops/nettops used for multi-tasking, multimedia playback, productivity applications and Internet browsing. Unfortunately, since Via's chipsets for its CPUs are mostly outdated and offer only DirectX 9-class graphics cores, such quad-core platforms cannot be used for demanding applications.
Via Technologies did not give any further details about the initiatives.
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Discussion started: 06/24/11 03:58:39 PM
Latest comment: 06/25/11 10:40:10 AM
Unfortunately, since Via's chipsets for its CPUs are mostly outdated and offer only DirectX 9-class graphics cores, such quad-core platforms cannot be used for demanding applications.
The Via QuadCore cpu is accompanied with the VN1000 chipset which is DX10.1 and performance wise on par with AMD's 890G.
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• VIA QuadCore Demo board with VIA QuadCore U4650 1.0+GHz (@1.2GHz Capable) processor with Unified Digital Media IGP chipset VIA VX900 MSP (Media System Processor) 800MHz VIA V4 bus and 4GB DDR3 1066MHz RAM.
••• The VIA VX900 MSP features the high-performance VIA ChromotionHD 2.0 video processor (engine), boasts hardware acceleration of the H.264 codec technology that is driving today's advanced online HD video streaming services, bringing crisp, smooth 1080p HD video content to life without hogging key system resources or resorting to an additional third party decoder.
••• Full frame rate playback of MPEG-2, H.264 and Windows Media Video-based codecs including VC-1 at full 1080p resolutions is assisted by hardware acceleration assistance and include Advanced Profile level 3 support on WMV/VC-1 content and High Profile level 4.1 for H.264-based content.
• Next New Unified Digital Media DirectX 11 IGP chipset will be VIA VX11 MSP (Media System Processor) up to 1333MHz VIA V4 bus and 1600MHz DDR3 up to 16GB => it will be ideal chipset for VIA QuadCore.
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