Nano-ITX spotted in Japan
November 23, 2005
VIA's long-awaited Nano-ITX boards have been spotted in the wild in Japan, by the good folks at Akiba PC Hotline.
The boards on display (and possibly even on sale in small numbers) are a fanless EPIA N8000E running at 800MHz, and an fan-cooled EPIA N10000E running at 1GHz. Pricing looks to be around $350. Each version comes with a heatsink, not shown in the main picture - presumably removable to allow flexibility in chassis design, and also to allow access to the SODIMM slot.
The layout of the board has changed since several previous versions we've seen. Most notably the Eden CPU and CN400 Northbridge have been combined into one Luke package, but comparing with our non-working demonstration board circa 2004, there are many more subtle differences in the board layout. The main thinking behind the board however is unchanged: Low power consumption board, 12 x 12cm Nano-ITX form factor.
EPIA N board specifications: 800MHz or 1GHz Eden N CPU combined with CN400 North Bridge in Luke package (MPEG2 decoding, MPEG4 acceleration); VT8237R South Bridge; 1 x DDR SODIMM memory slot; 1 x (standard 40 pin) ATA133 IDE connector; 1 x 44 pin IDE connector; 1 x Serial ATA; 10/100 RJ45 LAN interface; 1 x standard 15 pin D-Sub VGA connector; 1 x S-Video connector; S/PDIF or RCA combined connector; 10 pin Nano-ITX power connector (with 20 pin ATX converter); Mini-PCI connector on reverse of board (not shown)
|EPIA N8000E||Fanless heatsink||Heatsink & fan||Components|
We can't help but think VIA have missed a trick here. Nano-ITX has had a long an
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