VIA finally added PCI Express support to its chipsets for the VIA C7 processor.
While VIA has been making chipsets with PCI Express support for Intel and AMD processors for a couple years now, the company's chipsets for its own CPUs have thus far stuck with AGP and PCI. Today, VIA announced that it is bringing PCIe support to its C7-series processors with a new chipset dubbed CN800.
The new chipset supports x16 and x1 PCIe slots, up to 4GB of DDR2-533 or DDR400 RAM, two Serial ATA ports with RAID, and two ATA channels. Furthermore, it includes VIA UniChrome Pro integrated graphics with DVI output capability.