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VIA’s Surfboard Netbook Reference Design

surfboard_c855I think the name makes a lot of sense. VIA Technologies is touting a new reference design for Netbook motherboards calling it the Surfboard C855 Reference Design. The Surfboard is geared to handle   1080p video playback and 8 channel audio while using a low power VIA C7-M processor.

The Surfboard C855 can run 1.6GHz VIA C7-M ULV CPU (800MHz bus) and also the VX855 HD chipset. Video playback is 1366 x 768 on an internal screen and 1920 x 1440 on an external monitor.

Check out a video of the reference design in action after the jump.

Via Liliputing


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One Comment

  1. tim

    03/17/2009 at 7:53 pm

    Call me proud but I think less than 30% CPU utilization for the VIA C7-M processor while playing 1080p HD video is pretty impressive, add in 8 channel HD audio and netbooks will do a lot more than just surf!

    Tim

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