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VIA launches EPIA-M850 embedded mainboard with Nano E-series CPU

Embedded board supports hardware video acceleration
By: Shane McGlaun | Motherboards News | Posted: Sep 7, 2010 7:02 pm

VIA has all sorts of products from mainboards for all manner of computer systems to CPUs and other offerings. The company has many embedded offerings that have the mainboard along with the CPU for various uses in the business and enterprise markets. VIA unveiled its newest embedded offering today called the EPIA-M850 aimed at commercial use.




The mainboard is a mini-ITX offering with the latest 64-bit VIA Nano E-series processor inside. The CPU is paired with a VIA VX900 media system processor to create a complete platform for commercial embedded multimedia and media center uses. The board can be had with two models of the Nano processor.


One model of the embedded system uses a Nano processor at 1.6GHz that is cooled by a fan. Another model uses the same processor at 1.2GHz with no fan needed for cooling. The hardware acceleration chip supports ChromotionHD 2.0 and offers hardware acceleration for VC1, H.264, MPEG-2 and WMV9 HD video formats.



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