VIA EPIA-M920 Mini-ITX uses VIA VX11H chipset

Posted on Thursday, Sep 20 2012 @ 14:05 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
VIA delivers the EPIA-M920, the company's first Mini-ITX motherboard to feature the VIA VX11H chipset. Measuring 170mm x 170mm, this motherboard offers either the VIA QuadCore-E 1.2GHz processor or the passively cooled VIA Eden X2 1GHz processor. The VX11H chipset provides DirectX 11 graphics and 3D stereoscopic display support. The mainboard supports up to 16GB DDR3 1333MHz memory and has two SATA ports, one COM port, three RS232 ports with 5V/12V support, two 18/24-bit LVDS, one SD memory card slot, one PCIe x4 slot, two USB 2.0 ports, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, two HDMI ports, and one VGA port.

It will also be available with ATX or DC-in power supply support. Pricing and availability is unknown.
VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient computing platforms, today announced the VIA EPIA-M920 Mini-ITX board, the first VIA Mini-ITX board to feature the latest VIA VX11H media system processor (MSP) enabling DirectX 11 and 3D stereoscopic display capabilities for immersive environments. Providing superior performance with the latest in connectivity technology in a low power envelope, the VIA EPIA-M920 Mini-ITX provides the ideal platform for a wide array of next-generation compact devices for applications in healthcare, gaming, digital signage, and other vertical market segments.

With the choice of a 1.2GHz VIA QuadCore-E processor for high-end performance or a 1.0GHz VIA Eden X2 dual core processor for fanless system design, the VIA EPIA-M920 is a highly flexible platform for compact, low power systems with today’s latest connectivity options including HDMI and USB 3.0. In combination with the VIA VX11H MSP, the VIA EPIA-M920 Mini-ITX provides the latest in graphic capabilities, for richer textures and more life-like images in even the most demanding multi-display environments.

“The VIA EPIA-M920 Mini-ITX packs in all of the latest technologies from VIA providing embedded system designers an ideal platform to create groundbreaking new devices,” said Epan Wu Head of the VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. “VIA continues to lead the market in driving innovation towards ever more powerful, yet power efficient platforms.”

About VIA EPIA-M920 Mini-ITX
Based on the industry standard Mini-ITX form factor created by VIA measuring 17cm x 17cm, the VIA EPIA-M920 Mini-ITX is available with either a 1.2GHz VIA QuadCore-E processor or a 1.0GHz VIA Eden X2 processor combined with the latest VIA VX11H MSP to offer superior computing performance for compact systems. Supporting up to 16GB of 1333MHz DDR3 memory, HD audio, HDMI, VGA and LVDS display connectivity, the VIA EPIA-M920 Mini-ITX also features a high performance hardware HD video decoder in the shape of the latest VIA Chromotion 5.0 video processor which boasts comprehensive hardware acceleration for the latest MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC1, WMV9, and H.264 HD formats at screen resolutions of up to 1080p.

Rear panel I/O includes dual Gigabit LAN ports (optional), two USB 3.0 ports, two HDMI ports, one VGA port, one COM port, two USB 2.0 ports and audio jacks for line-out/in/Mic-in. On board pin headers provide support for two LVDS, one USB 3.0 port, an additional four USB 2.0 ports, two SATA ports, three RS232 ports with 5v/12v support, Digital I/O, LPC, one SD port (SDHC/SDXC) and one PCIe x4 slot. The VIA EPIA-M920 is also available with support for either ATX or DC-in power supplies.

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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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