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VIA launches new graphics card for embedded industry
Press release, January 4; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 4 January 2011]

VIA Technologies has announced a new graphics card designed specifically for the embedded market with the VIA eH1, a DirectX 10.1 compliant, multi-display card that thrusts any system with a PCI Express slot.

The VIA eH1 comes with a three year product longevity guarantee and is the most power-efficient discrete graphics and video solution on the market today, VIA claimed. The VIA eH1 AIB features an advanced DirectX 10.1, OpenGL 3.1, OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible 64-bit architecture and offers multi-stream 1080p HD video decoding and stereoscopic 3D rendering capability.

The VIA eH1 is a low profile PCI Express add-in-board designed for next generation embedded applications in a range of segments including digital signage and advertising, POS, POI, gaming or any embedded application where graphics and HD video is streamed on two displays, the vendor said.

The VIA eH1 features the S3 Chrome 5400E GPU and is complimented with 512MB of DDR3 memory.

VIA eH1 graphics card specifications

Item

Detail

Port

PCI Express 2.0 bus interface

Memory

512MB DDR3

Output

Dual-link DVI and HDMI (with HDCP)

Resolution

Up to 2560 by 1600

Source: Company, compiled by Digitimes, January 2011

VIA eH1 graphics card

VIA eH1 graphics card
Photo: Company