VIA recently released the VX700 and later this year we can expect the VX700M in a similar package.
VX700M will work on improving the graphics features of the integrated Unichrome Pro II core. It will support WMV9 hardware acceleration, MPEG4 with ASP (advanced simple profile) level 5 and quarter-pixel motion compensation and, of course, MPEG2.
However still no support for H264 in hardware, and there’s no DX9+ support planned, so Vista will have to run in plain mode. If you want both of those, then you’ll need to either wait for the CN750 chipset, or use the CN700 plus an external graphics card with a bit more beef.
VX700M will have the same 3.5W TDP and remain an integrated north/south bridge – great for small form factor devices, and still pretty rare these days.