VIA had quite a strong presence at this year's Computex. They were displaying many new products at their booth, including their SavageXP graphics chipset and the much anticipated P4X333 chipset for the Pentium 4.
Firstly, VIA had their new SavageXP graphics chipset running on a demo system at their booth. As mentioned in yesterday's coverage, this new chipset features S3TC texture compression, 64-bit or 128-bit DDR Dedicated Video Memory, S3 Duoview technology (dual monitors), integrated TV and DVI outputs and DVD hardware acceleration. Again, we were not able to run benchmarks on this system, however, the image quality from the demo was quite impressive and definitely comparable to the GeForce3/4 graphics chipsets.
The first SavageXP-based graphics card available will be from VIA's first certified partner, Tyan. This card will be called the Tachyon 3300 and below is a closeup image of the card itself.
VIA have recently been pushing their new Eden products quite strongly onto the market, and rightfully so, as they are ideal for compact, high performing entertainment systems that don't produce much heat or noise. To demonstrate this, VIA were displaying a small toy Volkswagen car that was used as the enclosure for a whole Eden-based PC. Very stylish.
VIA also had an Eden-based webpad on display, as well as a table PC. While webpads and tablet PCs have not yet taken off as they are still quite expensive, I have a feeling that webpads and tablet PCs will be very popular in the not too distant future.
Another interesting demo that was being run at VIA's stand was a P4X333-based system. The P4X333 chipset is essentially the same as its predecessor, the P4X266, however, it supports DDR333 memory rather than DDR266. From the performance numbers we have seen in our labs and all over the internet, this looks to be the fastest chipset currently available for the Pentium 4.
Finally, VIA were displaying a whole range of VPSD boards at the show. They had their new P4-PB and P4-VA boards on display that are based on the P4X333 chipset and feature onboard 6 channel audio, USB 2.0 and ATA133 support. Also on display were boards based on the P4M266 chipset (integrated graphics) and the P4X266A chipset.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Discover the 'Secret Life of Pets' in our Blu-ray promo!
- PlayStation Plus Instant Game December line-up leaked
- Star Wars creator George Lucas 'really liked' Rogue One
- Facebook debuts 'Instant Games' app worldwide
- Knack 2 place further emphasis on 2 player co-op
- Gigabyte gaming 5 z170mx cant enable raid need help
- ASUS UX305UA - time till boot starts varies a lot
- Ga z170m d3h ddr3-cf seek bios non-k_oc and kaby_support
- ROCCAT SOVA MK Gaming Lapboard Review
- ASRock 990fx extreme4 & Fast- Ultra Fast Boot Issues
- ENERMAX launches REVOLUTION SFX, with the highest wattage 650W full modular SFX Model in standard 100mm depth
- Intel Extreme Masters Season 11 finals confirmed for two weekends in March with more than $600,000 in prizing
- Ultimate Media Ventures teams up with The Coalition for sanctioned December 18 Gears Of War 4 Pro-Am eSports Battle On The Strip Event
- Thecus introduces Scale-Out architecture to meet rising enterprise storage demand
- Plantronics launches RIG 800 series - first 24-hour wireless gaming headset