Chip maker VIA has unveiled a new low-power media system processor capable of handling 1080p video. The VX855 chipset can handle hardware decoding of H.264, MPEG-2/4, VC-1, and WMV9 video formats. The chipset has a power draw of just 2.3 watts.
The VX8555 chipset is compatible with VIA’s C7, Nano, and Eden processors. The Chrome9 graphics capabilities support 2D and 3D graphics. There’s also an HD Audio controller that supports up to eight audio channels with a sample rat eof 192kHz.
Today’s news seems to fit in nicely with VIA’s earlier announcement of a “Trinity” platform designed to bundle VIA processors, media system processors, and onboard graphics chips.