VIA VX900 media system processor debuts

VIA has debuted a new VX900 media system processor that offers hardware video acceleration for video stored locally and in the cloud. The VX900 uses the VIA Chromotion HD 2.0 video engine and supports up to 1080p resolution without a CPU load.

The VX900 can filter and post-process video in MPEG-4/AVC, H.264, MPEG-2, VC-1, WMV-HD, and AVS video formats. It also offers support for connectivity standards like Display Port, HDMI, DVP, VGA, and LVDS/TMDS. DDR3 RAM is supported at up to 1066MHz and the VX900 is compatible with the VIA Nano, C7, and Eden processors.

Key features of the VX900 are high performance hardware HD video decoding, advanced display connectivity, DirectX 9 graphics support, DDR3 support, and integrated technology support for up to eight USB ports and more. The VX900 also supports VIA Vinyl HD audio with surround sound support and more. VIA offers no word on when we can expect to see devices using the VX900.