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    dual CPU VIA mini-ITX board

    not sure how much of a benifit it would be for people who want to do a little more than just MP3's and GPS on their carputers since many programs aren't designed for multi processors but still pretty cool either way.

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    not many programs support dual cpu's, but if you are running xp pro, it supports dual cpu's so you can sort of balance out the programs across both proc's.

    in any case, nice find.
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    But with 2 via-cpus, twice nothing is almost nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vchat20
    not many programs support dual cpu's, but if you are running xp pro, it supports dual cpu's so you can sort of balance out the programs across both proc's.
    The Linux kernel supports SMP. Not sure just how many procs, but 2 is certainly doable.

    Just sayin'.

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    i think it would be cool to have your GPS etc running on the second processor and free up the other one for MP3.

    The power consumption will be interesting. Should have a very good processing power/wattage ratio.

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    Wow, this just looks fun...I want it. Of course I have no need for it, but it'd still be fun
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    http://slashdot.org/articles/05/03/1....shtml?tid=137

    Yea I just saw this too. Looks interesting especially the part about: This also looks like the basis for a nice car computer. Also on the small-computing front, an anonymous reader submits
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    I was reading a little more on the new board @ slashdot, apparently it's $1800+ single or $850 for bulk...I can wait
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    I have been running dual CPUs on Win2k for some time now.... I do not think the cycles you would get out of VIA CPUs would be worth it.
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    try that again

    Quote Originally Posted by migel628
    I was reading a little more on the new board @ slashdot, apparently it's $1800+ single or $850 for bulk...I can wait
    if you look again that link for for a different board. it was some company declaring they had the worlds fastest m-itx board with a pentium M @ 2.3 ghz on the board. I haven't seen anything for price yet of the dual epia.
    don't worry i know i usually don't make much sense

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