VIA Vinyl HD Audio Codecs Receive Windows VistaT Premium Logo

"VIA Technologies, today announced that all VIA Vinyl HD audio codecs have passed the Microsoft® Windows VistaT 32bit/64bit Premium logo tests.
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Author: PV5150
Source: VIA Technology

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VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced that all VIA Vinyl HD audio codecs have passed the Microsoft® Windows VistaT 32bit/64bit Premium logo tests, ensuring users can feel the warmth of sound in the Vista environment. As the x86 PC platform rapidly becomes the premier solution for home entertainment devices, consumers are demanding support for the latest high definition audio content, support which is offered by the 8-channel VIA Vinyl VT1708 and VT1708A audio codecs.

Moreover, with computers increasingly being used for communications through technologies such as VOIP, VIA Vinyl HD audio codecs integrate a high quality amplifier and enhanced recording support to deliver crystal clear communications. The confirmation of the Microsoft Windows VistaT Premium logo ensures that the VIA Vinyl HD audio codecs will perform to these high standards with the new operating system, and that all of their quality features can be enjoyed with Microsoft's Ultimate, Enterprise, Business and Home Premium editions or Windows Vista, while customers can enjoy trouble free driver installation and use of these codecs.

"Microsoft awards the Premium logo to those partners who strive to provide their customers with reliable, high performance products for the Windows VistaT environment," commented Richard Brown, Vice President of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. "With this certification, our customers can prepare exciting new products requiring high fidelity audio with an assurance of performance and support with VistaT." The VIA Vinyl VT1708 and VT1708A audio codecs integrate stereo DACs with 100dB S/N ratios and they are eight channel, 24-bit, 192kHz standard. Excellent power management capabilities also make them ideal for mobile devices.

Product Availability and Pricing

The VIA Vinyl VT1708 and VT1708A HD audio codecs are available now, and boards featuring these codecs are available from leading motherboard manufacturers. The VIA VT1708A will also feature on the forthcoming VIA EPIA EX and NX series Mini-ITX mainboards. To learn more about the VT1708 and VT1708A please visit the VIA website at: http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/audio/codecs/vt1708/index.jsp

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12-12-2006, 23:34:26

macgamesrule
A (online) friend of mine is looking to build a new gaming system to replace his old system. He wants to play some modern games under XP, and won't be upgrading to Vista until late '07 at the earliest. He will be overclocking somewhat, but only on air cooling. He already has a case and some other odds and ends, but his budget for buying new stuff is as close to $1000 as possible. After some discussion we came up with these components. I'm putting these here for you all to look at; if anyone sees any possible compatibility problems or knows of better hardware for the same prices, please let me know. Thanks :)

Asus P5NSLI nForce 570i
Core 2 Duo E6300
Enermax EG565W PSU
OCZ Platinum DDR2-800 2x1GB
Seagate 7200.10 160GB SATAII
GeForce 7600GT 256MB
LG L1752TX 17” LCD
Logitech USB keyboard/mouse

Total: $1,085

Something else we hadn't really discussed yet: he'll probably need upgraded HS/F for ocing. I'm going to look around for those, but recommendations on good C2D HS/Fs for <$40 appreciated :)

13-12-2006, 02:00:35

GrimReaper
[QUOTE=macgamesrule]A (online) friend of mine is looking to build a new gaming system to replace his old system. He wants to play some modern games under XP, and won't be upgrading to Vista until late '07 at the earliest. He will be overclocking somewhat, but only on air cooling. He already has a case and some other odds and ends, but his budget for buying new stuff is as close to $1000 as possible. After some discussion we came up with these components. I'm putting these here for you all to look at; if anyone sees any possible compatibility problems or knows of better hardware for the same prices, please let me know. Thanks :)

Asus P5NSLI nForce 570i
Core 2 Duo E6300
Enermax EG565W PSU
OCZ Platinum DDR2-800 2x1GB
Seagate 7200.10 160GB SATAII
GeForce 7600GT 256MB
LG L1752TX 17” LCD
Logitech USB keyboard/mouse

Total: $1,085

Something else we hadn't really discussed yet: he'll probably need upgraded HS/F for ocing. I'm going to look around for those, but recommendations on good C2D HS/Fs for <$40 appreciated :)[/QUOTE]


replace the P5NSLI nForce 570i with a P5B DLX
will 160gb be enough ;) better make that a 300 :D

here are some changes that I made

P5B DLX or ABIT AB9 Pro
Core 2 Duo E6300
Enermax EG565W PSU
Crucial 2x1 PC8000 Ballistix or G.skill 2gbhz
Seagate 7200.10 300GB SATAII
X1950 Pro 256MB
LG L1752TX 17” LCD
Logitech USB keyboard/mouse

It might go a bit over $1000 but this is surely worth every cent ;)

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/scniplre6hep.html
here is a good aftermarket cooler :wavey:

13-12-2006, 02:09:33

macgamesrule
Thanks for the info. I've done some searching a bit ago and according to Bit-tech's review ([url]http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2006/08/01/conroe_heatsink_group_test/1.html)[/url], the Arctic Silver Freezer 7 Pro is pretty good, and it's only $18 at eWiz. Dunno if he'll want to go $200 on the mobo and/or grfx card but I'll mention it to him.

13-12-2006, 05:31:20

Rastalovich
[QUOTE=GrimReaper]replace the P5NSLI nForce 570i with a P5B DLX
will 160gb be enough ;) better make that a 300 :D

here are some changes that I made

P5B DLX or ABIT AB9 Pro
Core 2 Duo E6300
Enermax EG565W PSU
Crucial 2x1 PC8000 Ballistix or G.skill 2gbhz
Seagate 7200.10 300GB SATAII
X1950 Pro 256MB
LG L1752TX 17” LCD
Logitech USB keyboard/mouse

It might go a bit over $1000 but this is surely worth every cent ;)

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/scniplre6hep.html
here is a good aftermarket cooler :wavey:[/QUOTE]
Tbh, I`d probably leave the harddrive until last when u`ve sourced everything else and u have a balance of $$$ left over. Then take a look at the market. Drives are stoopid cheap and an extra 60g can be only a matter of $10/$20. And the thing is, even if u got a "for now" drive, they`re equally easy to source and replace.

Isn`t it bizarre how easily/cheaply u can aquire a C2D and mobo. So soon after release (relatively). I`ve seen bundled stuff on UK sites for ~150, which includes some memory. Mad. (scratch that m8, it was an AMD, but even so)
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