VIA Technologies today announced the VIA CN700 IGP chipset to support the VIA C7 processor-powered devices.
The integrated S3 Graphics UniChrome Pro IGP core offers 2D/3D graphics performance and a Hi-Def support, with display outputs for CRT and LCD, as well as standard definition and HDTV up to 1080p resolution with a compatible DVI or TV encoder. It also offers hardware MPEG-2 decoding and video rendering techniques for smooth video playback.
Th echip supports the VIA V4 bus up to 533MHz, and is compatible with both DDR2 and DDR memory modules.
VIA CN700 is expected to be available in volume quantities in Q1 2006. Pricing is available upon request.