VIA announced the VIA VN800, the first chipset solution for the VIA C7-M™ processor with DDR2 memory support for fast and efficient system memory access and hardware MPEG-2 decoding for flawless DVD playback. The VIA VN800 features the S3 Graphics UniChrome™ Pro IGP, providing outstanding dual pipeline graphics performance through a 128-bit 2D/3D engine and shared DDR memory support for all the latest applications, while the Chromotion CE Video Display Engine blends hardware-based MPEG-2 decoding acceleration with advanced rendering tools such as Adaptive De-interlacing and Video Deblocking to ensure the clearest playback of digital media content. Furthermore, the V VVvIA VN800 includes support for an external AGP 8X port allowing optional graphics processor upgrades on supporting notebooks.

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip
technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA VN800, the first
chipset solution for the VIA C7-M™ processor with DDR2 memory support for fast
and efficient system memory access and hardware MPEG-2 decoding for flawless DVD
playback.

The VIA VN800 features the S3 Graphics UniChrome™ Pro Integrated Graphics
Processor (IGP), providing outstanding dual pipeline graphics performance
through a 128-bit 2D/3D engine and shared DDR memory support for all the latest
applications, while the Chromotion CE Video Display Engine blends hardware-based
MPEG-2 decoding acceleration with advanced rendering tools such as Adaptive
De-interlacing and Video Deblocking to ensure the clearest playback of digital
media content. Furthermore, the V VVvIA VN800 includes support for an external
AGP 8X port allowing optional graphics processor upgrades on supporting
notebooks.

Utilizing the unique VIA Flexi-Bus Technology, the VIA VN800 enables support for
the highly efficient VIA V4 bus interface for the new VIA C7-M processor, as
well as support for the Intel® Pentium®-M processor, giving notebook
manufacturers maximum design flexibility. The VIA VN800 also supports power
efficient DDR2 533/400MHz memory modules for high speed memory access with
ultra-efficient, low power consumption, helping to further extend notebook
battery life.

The VIA VN800 is optimized for ultra low power consumption to maximize battery
life with advanced ACPI support that powers down certain functions of the
chipset when not in use. Further, when paired with the VIA C7-M processor, the
VIA VN800 offers support for VIA PowerSaver™, which can reduce power consumption
by as much as 50% by dynamically adjusting processor states.

“Right now we are seeing low power, highly-integrated mobile chipset solutions
as one of the key driving forces behind the tremendous growth in the overall
notebook market,” commented Richard Brown, Vice President of Corporate
Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “VIA’s experience and leadership across all
platform segments makes us uniquely positioned to take advantage of this trend,
and the launch of the VIA VN800 with its outstanding video playback and advanced
power saving technologies will further boost VIA’s momentum in the mobile
marketplace.”

The VIA VN800 also features the high bandwidth V-Link bus to allow communication
between the chipset’s North and South bridges. When combined with solutions such
as the VIA VT8237A South Bridge and a broad array of VIA companion chips, the
VIA VN800 provides a comprehensive range of storage, multimedia and connectivity
features, including native Serial ATA and support for 6-channel or 8-channel VIA
Vinyl Audio, VIA Velocity™ Gigabit Ethernet and wireless LAN connectivity,
USB2.0 and 1394.

Further information on the VIA VN800 mobile IGP chipset may be found on the VIA
website at:
www.via.com.tw/en/products/chipsets/v-series/vn800/