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Nvidia & Via show new Mini-ITX motherboard

Computex 2008: No sign of new chipset

The expected launch of an Nvidia chipset for Via Technologies' processor line didn't materialise at the Computex 2008 exhibition in Taipei.

Instead, the two companies showed off the latest Via Mini-ITX motherboard, which is designed for the company's Nano processor and adds a PCI-Express slot that can be used for an add-in graphics card. A Nano-based system that included the board and an Nvidia graphics card was shown running Crysis, a processor-intensive computer game that many powerful systems stumble over.

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Prior to Computex, sources confirmed an Nvidia integrated graphics chipset that supports the Nano processor is in the works. Asked about plans for such a product, Nvidia executives declined to comment but left the door open to future announcements.

"That's not what we're talking about today. Having said that, we are working closely with Via in several different areas," said Drew Henry, general manager of Nvidia's Media and Communications Processor business.

The partnership with Nvidia is a boost for Via. Not only does Nvidia have graphics technology that is more advanced than Via's S3 Graphics subsidiary, but Nvidia has strong relationships with computer makers that could help open doors for the Taiwanese processor company.


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