VIA announces new Mini-ITX 2.0 standard
June 05, 2008

Mini-ITX 2.0

VIA Technologies today announced a new minimum specification for Mini-ITX motherboards.

Mini-ITX 2.0 keeps the 17 x 17cm form factor we know and love, but updates several key areas.

  • Processor: High-performance, power efficient x86 processor, such as the VIA Nano processor
  • Memory: Support for minimum 2GB DDR2 SDRAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 integrated (IGP); DirectX 10 through an add-in card
  • Display: 1 VGA port for LCD display; 1 HDMI port on add-in card
  • HD Audio: 3 Audio jacks for up to 6-channel surround sound
  • Broadband Connectivity: 1 Gigabit LAN port
  • Storage: 2 Serial ATA II slots + 1 IDE (PATA) slot
  • Peripheral Connectivity: Minimum 4 USB2.0 ports
  • Expansion: 1 PCI Express 16-lane slot
  • Size: 17cm x 17cm
  • O/S Support: Microsoft® Windows Vista®; Microsoft Windows Vista Premium (through an add-in graphics card); Microsoft Windows® XP, and major Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Suse Linux and gOS

The first Mini-ITX boards hit the streets in early 2002 and since then many manufacturers have produced boards using their own interpretation of the specifications.

None of the Mini-ITX 2.0 features are particularly ground breaking in 2008 but they do set a new baseline, one that hasn't been set in a long time. A "Mini-ITX 2.0" board will bring a guarantee of Vista support, DX10 expandability, Gigabit LAN, SATA 2.0 and a PCI Express slot.

VIA expect motherboards and systems based around the Mini-ITX 2.0 standard to be available from leading vendors in the fourth quarter of 2008.

VIA's Mini-ITX 2.0 page

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