A new Intel based chipset makes its way into VIA's lineup as of today, dubbed the P4M900. One of the chipset's highlights is the integrated DirectX 9 compatible IGP known as Chrome9, this solution being Vista ready with such features as Pixel Shader 2.0 support and delivery of 1080p HDTV signals (handy for the playback of HD DVD or Blu-ray content).
For all the details, check out VIA's official announcement here folks.
Taipei, Taiwan, 30 May 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA P4M900 chipset featuring the VIA Chrome9 Integrated Graphics Processor core, PCI Express connectivity and DDR2 memory support up to 667MHz for Intel® processors, including the latest Intel Core Duo.
Leveraging the power of the VIA Chrome9 graphics core with DirectX 9.0 and Pixel Shader 2.0 support for high quality video processing, the VIA P4M900 features VIA Chromotion, a powerful image enhancement technology providing a wide range of display options to deliver high quality images on many kinds of devices, including support for HDTV output formats up to 1920x1080p.