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VIA’s new Socket-370 C3M266 mainboard

VIA announces the C3M266, a highly integrated MicroATX mainboard with advanced digital media and connectivity capabilities for full-featured PCs at price points below US$400. It’s designed for a combo with the VIA C3™ processor and based around the innovative new VIA Apollo CLE266 North Bridge, also used on the EPIA M Mini-ITX boards. It is like a large EPIA M, for a more conventional but still small PC, and the freedom to choose your own socket 370 CPU – which will soon be limited to VIA C3s. Integrated video, 6-ch audio, firewire, USB2, LAN, MPEG-2 decoder… but no AGP port.

VIA announces the C3M266, a highly integrated MicroATX mainboard with advanced digital media and connectivity capabilities for full-featured PCs at price points below US$400. It’s designed for a combo with the VIA C3™ processor and based around the innovative new VIA Apollo CLE266 North Bridge, also used on the EPIA M Mini-ITX boards. It is like a large EPIA M, for a more conventional but still small PC, and the freedom to choose your own socket 370 CPU – which will soon be limited to VIA C3s. Integrated video, 6-ch audio, firewire, USB2, LAN, MPEG-2 decoder… but no AGP port.

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