VIA Surfboard for smooth playback of 1080p HD video and 8-channel HD audio for Mini-Notebooks

Surfboard.jpgVIA today announced the VIA Surfboard C855 Reference Design – an ultra-compact mainboard . Designed for 10-12″-screen mini-notebook devices, the powerful, feature-rich yet highly power-efficient VIA Surfboard C855 Reference Design comes with a VIA C7-M ULV processor supporting an 800MHz FSB, combined with the VIA VX855 media system processor with its support for a wide range of digital media technologies and I/O appropriate for the mini-notebook market. The latest high definition audio is supported through VIA Vinyl 8-channel HD audio, and a rich range of connection options includes support for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and 3G for unparalleled flexibility.

The VIA Surfboard C855 meets this demand by providing flawless playback of high bit-rate 1080p HD video, which along with support for internal display resolutions of up to 1366 x 768 pixels and external display resolutions up to 1920 x 1440 pixels, the latest high definition VIA Vinyl Audio. The advanced graphics experience of the VIA Surfboard C855 Reference Design enables high bit-rate HD video playback while utilizing less than 40% of CPU resources.