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VIA announces first Pico-ITX board

May 22, 2007 - Today, VIA announced the first Pico-ITX motherboard, measuring only 10 x 7.2 cm. The Epia PX is build around the VX700 system media processor providing a UniChrome Pro II IGP 3D/2D graphics core, MPEG-2/-4, and WMV9 hardware decoding. The motherboard comes with a 1 GHz C7 processor and supports up to 1 Gbyte of DDR2-533 SO-DIMM.

Palm of Hand

VIA Pico-ITX form factor [VIA] The VT6047 Pico-ITX form factor measures only 10 x 7.2 cm and fits into the palm of the hand. The Mini-ITX mainboard, at 17 x 17 cm, which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary as an industry standard form factor with wide market adoption, was followed by the Nano-ITX form factor at 12 x 12 cm, exactly 50% of the size of the Mini-ITX. Now, the Pico-ITX is only 50% of the size of the Nano-ITX form factor.

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