The other day we got a first look at VIA’s new VX900 graphics processor. Now VIA has officially introduced the new product, which can be coupled with a VIA  low power CPU to provide HD Flash and desktop video playback.

The VX900 media system processor uses VIA’s ChromationHD 2.0 video engine which supports hardware acceleration of H.264 video. That includes Flash video, so long as you’re using Flash Player 10.1 beta, which can take advantage of hardware acceleration features.

VIA says the new platform can handle 1080p HD video “without incurring a heavy CPU load.” The platform also supports Blu-Ray video playback, as well as hardware acceleration for MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV, and VC1.

The VX900 MSP supports DDR3 memory with speeds up to 1066MHz. And while VIA has been showing the media processor off with a Nano processor, it’s also compatible with VIA C7 and VIA Eden chips.

In addition to the ChromationHD 2.0 support, the VX900 uses Chrome9 3D graphics with DirectX 9.0 support, but no DirectX 10. In other words, the purpose of this chipset is to enable HD video playback and some 3D effects. But don’t expect netbooks and nettops with the VX900 chip to be serious gaming machines.

via UberGizmo

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4 replies on “VIA unveils VX900 HD media processor for netbooks, nettops”

  1. Sounds good, now make it dual core 😛
    PS. Typo “Een” instead of “Eden”

  2. Yeah, netbooks need AMD in the market, and they need more things like this new VIA video chip.

    The way netbooks have been neutered by Intel is a crime. In 2010 we should expect more processing power then we had in 2008. We should also expect a NETBOOK to handle net-factions like video without bogging down and losing frames.

  3. It is good to see competition for Intel’s Atom processor. I believe competition will benefit consumers with lower prices and better products.

    It would be neat if AMD would also have a netbook chips.

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