Chrome 9 HCM-powered single chip VIA VX855 annnounced

Friday 13th March 2009, 11:10:00 AM, written by Rys

VIA have announced the VX855, a single chip system processor designed to be paired with one of the company's x86 CPUs in small form factors.  Notably, VIA claim the integrated Chrome 9 HCM graphics core is capable of high bitrate 1080p video acceleration, including H.264.

From the report over on The Tech Report, it seems VIA are aiming at netbook hardware with the VX855.  The package is small, power draw is very low (lower than a single high-performance DRAM on a modern graphics card for example) it supports connection to VIA's myriad extra silicon for things like Ethernet and 802.11.


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