This is a C7 based EPIA running at 1.5Ghz with the VIA CN700 chipset. Link to article http://www.epiacenter.com/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=87 Note, the one they use is a pre-production one. They also have pictures of the yet to be released production model. (Physically, they use bigger heatsinks that cover most of the board, almost 2/3rds, while the pre-production one has the traditional HSF, Chipset heatsink layout). Noise-wise, VIA now uses a lower-noise fan and the price is about the same as an EPIA SP-series board. It has Gigabit LAN, SATA connectors, and RAID support (via chipset). Remember, CN700 chipset boards use DDRII memory! Not surprisingly, chipset features (like onboard MPEG-II) is not all that well supported in Linux...ie: No worky unless you use specific distros that work with VIA's binary drivers. And even then, they pose a security risk as they only run with root permissions (BOO! Hissss! BOO!...So Linux support sucks at this time.) Synthetic performance tests indicate that its about a Pentium III 800Mhz. So the general rule of: 2x "PIII speed" = equivalent to approx VIA CPU speed, still applies.