VIA presents dual core Mini-ITX motherboard

Posted on Thursday, Oct 07 2004 @ 17:38 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
VIA presented a prototype af a dual-core Mini-ITX motherboard ath the Fall Processor Forum in San Jose. The company hopes to release the EPIA Dual Processor in Q1 2005, it will be powered by two Eden-N CPUs.
As if two CPUs on one board wasn't enough, VIA built a Quad CPU technology demonstration board especially for the show. With two copies of their AES encryption benchmark running, all 4 EPIA-N CPUs were active, as shown in the last picture below. There are no current plans to produce an "EPIA QP" just yet (our name, not theirs) - but we can only hope...
More info and photos at Mini-ITX


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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