VIA Announces PCI Express Chipset for Vista-Ready Mobility

"VIA VN896 with VIA Chrome9 IGP core supporting DirectX 9.0 and ChromotionT 3.0 offers rich visual Hi-DefT experience for notebooks and ultra portable devices."

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Author: MikeEnIke
Source: VIA

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VIA Announces PCI Express Chipset for Vista-Ready Mobility

VIA VN896 with VIA Chrome9 IGP core supporting DirectX® 9.0 and ChromotionT 3.0 offers rich visual Hi-DefT experience for notebooks and ultra portable devices

Taipei, Taiwan, 24 January 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the launch of the VIA VN896 digital media mobile IGP chipset, certified Vista Basic-ready by Microsoft and designed to provide users with unsurpassed visual clarity for notebooks and the new breed of ultra mobile devices.

The VIA VN896 chipset features the VIA Chrome9T HC integrated graphics processor (IGP) featuring a DirectX® 9.0 3D accelerator for high performance and a 2D accelerator for productivity applications. The 3D graphics engine of the VN896 chipset offers the industry's only simultaneous usage of single-pass multitexturing and single-cycle trilinear filtering, providing stunning image quality without performance loss.

Also integrated is the latest generation ChromotionT video display engine, featuring advanced video processing, including acceleration for MPEG-2 decoding, and picture enhancement through adaptive de-interlacing technology and video deblocking, all executed in hardware to offset the processor workload. The VIA VN896 also features versatile LCD panel, CRT and TV-out support, to as high as 1080i high definition, while separate display engines enable two outputs to display at the same time, with different information at different resolutions, pixel depths and refresh rates.

By passing the Microsoft® Windows VistaT 32bit/64bit Basic logo tests, customers can integrate the VIA VN896 PCI Express chipset into their products with the assuredness of digitally signed drivers and trouble-free installation of Microsoft Windows Vista, including Ultimate, Enterprise, Business, Home Premium and Home Basic editions.

"As computing increasingly goes mobile, the VN896 mobile chipset offers unparalleled visual quality for a rich digital media experience," commented Chewei Lin, Vice President of Product Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. "Coupled with its advanced power saving features, it's an excellent choice for notebooks and even smaller, ultra mobile devices requiring superior performance and extensive peripheral connectivity."

The VIA VN896's robust graphics controller implements dynamic CKE and clock grating to minimize DDR SDRAM power consumption and achieve maximum power savings.

VN896 Chipset

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24-01-2007, 12:37:59


not to sure about the stand mind you.

Heh, it's essentially a normal tft with a gay stand and a strange name :p.

24-01-2007, 14:11:50

meh! i like it, even the stand, its differnt and thats what i like about computers...just think back in the days when we all had beige cases :eek:

24-01-2007, 15:16:27

If people are getting wet between the thighs over that, we're in trouble...


24-01-2007, 16:07:58

stylish stand and love nearly no border around the tft

24-01-2007, 16:37:19


If people are getting wet between the thighs over that, we're in trouble...


no, they are ;)

24-01-2007, 16:51:34

Sticky Mick

“Technology is rapidly moving away from being purely functional to being a statement of style and class,” said Louise Walsh, product manager, LG Electronics. “There’s currently a big emphasis on creating stylish living spaces and we feel the Jar is perfect for those who want to add a touch of luxury to their home or workplace.”

So it's more than likely gonna cost a second mortgage then?:p

24-01-2007, 17:04:12

I like the idea, the piano black frame looks elegant. I always had good luck with LG (so far)

Back in the day (before most of you were born:D ) I remember a designer from GM telling me that styles change gradually because big style changes are a shock to people. Me personally, I dont mind the shock.
I love to see people (and companies)think out of the box:worship:

Good Find PV

24-01-2007, 17:33:19

PP Mguire
Ooo sexy, wonder how much its gonna cost? Almost feb, so you UK guys bring a price!!

25-01-2007, 08:54:49

If they really want to impress me, they can put it on a motorized stand that can turn in any direction and use a program in Windows to do it... now that I've thought about it, maybe I should send those ideas to a few companies...


25-01-2007, 15:34:00

PP Mguire
*races to do it first :p*

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