The new VIA VX700 chipset complements the VIA C7-M processor to inspire a new generation of PC-phones combining communication, multimedia, and computing.
The VIA VX700 chipset enables reduction of mobile form factors by up to 40%, while it integrates all the features of a modern chipset's North and South bridges into a single chip package measuring just 35mm x 35mm.
UMPCs (Ultra Mobile PCs) is a new category of devices that can fit comfortably into a pocket or handbag enabling users to access and interact with their entire digital world wherever they go.
The VX700 offers quality 128-bit 2D/3D graphics through the VIA UniChrome Pro II IGP core. The Chromotion Video Engine image enhancement technology delivers a Hi-Def visual experience including advanced video acceleration for MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and WMV9.
VIA's memory controller technology has been incorporated into the VIA VX700, with support for both DDR and the latest low power high-bandwidth DDR2 memory modules. This includes support for 32-bit DRAM modules. The chip also Integrates the VIA Vinyl HD Audio controller supporting up to eight high definition channels.
Connectivity options include support for SATA II and PATA drives, six USB2.0 ports, and four PCI slots. The VIA VX700 also integrates a multi-configuration LVDS/DVI transmitter for connection to LCD, and CRT/HDTV interfaces.
The chip is expected to be available in volume quantities later in Q3 2006.