The first chipset to support the VIA C7® processor family, the VIA CN700 is fully optimized to provide an outstanding HD digital media experience. Featuring the high bandwidth V4 bus as well as support for DDR2 memory modules, the VIA CN700 delivers a highly advanced solution for developers interested in designing a wide range of powerful embedded and desktop devices.
Featuring the VIA C-Pro IGP, the chipset provides exceptional graphics performance with its the C-Motion CE Video Display engine and hardware MPEG-2 acceleration. Together with an advanced 2D/3D graphics core, the VIA CN700 ofers exceptional playback and streaming of various digital video formats while maintaining ultra low power consumption and exerting minimal load on the processor. The VIA CN700 also provides extensive display support with outputs to CRT, LCD and standard definition TV as well as support for HDTV up to 1080i resolution.
The CN700 features a robust shared memory architecture and support for up to 2 GB of high bandwidth DDR2 533 or DDR400 memory, as well as a high speed V-Link interface for a 533 MB/sec connection to VIA’s feature leading South Bridge options.
Combined with a VIA VT8237R Plus South Bridge, the VIA CN700 offers a comprehensive range of integrated storage, multimedia and connectivity options, including SATA and V-RAID (with support for RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD arrays), USB 2.0, and 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet, as well as the Ultra V-Link chipset interconnect with over 533 MB/sec of bandwidth.
CN700 Block Diagram
CN700 North Bridge Documentation