VIA PLANS to make a dual 16X Pentium 4 PCI Express version of a chipset as well as for the AMD Athlon 64. In this market segment, at least for now, it appears to be alone but we are sure that Nvidia won't compete with it. At least not now, as it officially doesn't have a Pentium 4 chipset and the company has been awfully quiet about it this year. Nvidia surprised us in the past, however, so you never know your luck in the big ciudad.
The Via chipset will have support for FSB 800 and 1066MHz P4s. It will support both DDR 333/400 MHz and DDR 2 400/533MHz memories while we don't know what will happens to DDR 2 667MHz memory marchitecture support.
More info about this new chipset from VIA at The Inquirer
Via brings dual PCIe 16X slots to Pentium 4
Posted on Monday, Sep 20 2004 @ 12:38 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck