VIA VX855 Media System Processor for small form factor and mobile PC systems

via_msp.jpgThe VIA VX855 Media System Processor (MSP) is a power efficient, highly integrated all-in-one chipset that addresses the key requirements of today’s small form factor and mobile PC systems. For the first time, the VIA VX855 MSP offers full hardware acceleration of the widest variety of leading video standards including H.264, MPEG-2/4, DivX and WMV9, allowing smooth playback of high bit-rate 1080p HD video. The advanced video decoding capabilities, when coupled with the media system processor’s small physical size and a thermal design power (TDP) of a mere 2.3 watts, open up exciting opportunities for power efficient small form factor and mobile devices; especially the mini-notebook PC segment that will now be able to offer true 1080p HD video playback.

The VIA VX855 MSP integrates all the cutting-edge features of a modern chipset’s North and South bridges into a 27mm x 27mm single chip package that saves over 46% of silicon real estate compared with competing twin-chip core logic implementations. This miniaturization, combined with extensive power management technologies and the VIA VX855’s ability to run fanlessly, enables system builders to design ever smaller, lighter, and more portable systems.