Dual CPU Mini-ITX board shown at FPF
October 07, 2004

VIA displayed a prototype of the oft-hinted dual processor Mini-ITX at the Fall Processor Forum in San Jose earlier this week. Twin EPIA DP boards were on display inside a 1U server case, as shown in our pictures below. VIA hope to release the EPIA DP in the first quarter of 2005, and will be powered by two Eden-N CPUs (the two small square chips on the right of the above picture). Chipset duties will of course be performed by their CN400 Northbridge and VT8237 Southbridge, with one Gigabit and one 10/100 Ethernet port, and 4 x USB 2.0 ports (plus 2 more on pin headers). Other specifications are unconfirmed. Let's hope that VIA decide to keep the DVI port seen on their prototypes, and bundle a DVI-VGA adapter.

As if two CPUs on one board wasn't enough, VIA built a Quad CPU technology demonstration board especially for the show. With two copies of their AES encryption benchmark running, all 4 EPIA-N CPUs were active, as shown in the last picture below. There are no current plans to produce an "EPIA QP" just yet (our name, not theirs) - but we can only hope...

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