VIA Announces the VX800 Chip for Ultra-Mobile Devices

VIA is announcing details on the VX800 chipset for ultra-mobile devices. Aimed at Intel’s Atom, Steve “Chippy” Paine is positing that we won’t be seeing this in MIDs, but more than likely in UMPCs or the ultra-portable devices (think CloudBook). He’s also speculating that the new HP 2133 UMPC will run the VX800.

Some of the key features listed in the press release:


  • High Performance 3D Graphics: The VIA Chrome9™ HC3 integrated graphics core boasts full DirectX 9.0 support
  • Powerful Image Enhancement Technology: The VIA Chromotion™ video engine delivers a Hi-Def™ visual experience, including advanced video acceleration for MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV9, VC1 and DiVX video formats, plus a VMR capable HD video processor.
  • The Warmth of HD Audio: The built-in VIA Vinyl HD Audio controller supports up to eight high definition channels with a 192kHz sampling rate, delivering a richer all-round digital media experience.
  • Intuitive Memory Technology: VIA’s renowned memory controller technology supports the lower power, high-bandwidth DDR2 memory modules.
  • Seamless Networking: Makes Wifi connectivity easy, with added support for Gigabit Ethernet networking (VIA VX800) and 10/100 Fast Ethernet.
  • Extended Peripheral Connectivity: Interconnects up to PCI Express (VIA VX800) for high bandwidth peripherals, plus hard drive connectivity up to SATA II as well as PATA (IDE), six USB2.0 ports, and four PCI slots.
  • Display Flexibiity: An integrated multi-configuration LVDS transmitter enables display connection to embedded panels, as well as CRT monitors.

Here’s a link to the press release.