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VIA Trinity Chip Enters The Market

A new netbook processor platform by VIA hit the market Thursday, paving the way for competition with Intel and Nvidia.Their device is in the three-chip style and they have appropriately named it Trinity.  It is made up of their Nano x86, the VIA VX800 chipset, and standard discrete PCI Express graphical power from S3. Their goal? To beat Intel for speed.Their S3 Chrome graphics accelerator will manage HD video and DirextX10.1 graphics. It is oriented towards machines with Vista on them. No price for Trinity has been confirmed so far.The rapid growth of the netbook market is beginning to show itself as more and more big (and small) companies enter the mix. Nvidia’s recently introduced Ion processor will compete heavily with VIA, so expect things to get interesting soon.Via InformationWeek.

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