The Pico-ITX platform is just 3.9 x 2.8 inches or 100 x 72 mm. That’s half the size of Nano-ITX and that’s half the size of Mini-ITX. My wireless router is bigger. My portable CD folder is larger. Video cards are longer and wider. A DVD cover is close to being twice as large. It’s really quite incredible that so much functionality can fit on such a small PCB.
The Pico-ITX was designed to be powered by an energy efficient VIA processor and a VIA chip solution that provides a rich feature set. Its no surprise then that VIA’s EPIA designers already have an EPIA just around the corner. The specifications on the EPIA PX will be quite similar to the EPIA EX10000G – the latest Mini-ITX released by VIA’s Platform Solution Division. No doubt there will be more than one model but a sample specification includes a VIA C7 1.0GHz and the VX700 single chip solution. Like the CX700M2 featured on the EPIA EX, the VX700 features Integrated VIA UniChrome Pro II 3D/2D AGP graphics, with MPEG-2/4 and WMV9 decoding acceleration.
A preview of the new Pico-ITX standard
Source: VIA Arena