VIA announces VIA K8T890 chipset with PCI Express support

Posted on Friday, September 24 2004 @ 17:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
VIA Technologies today announced the VIA K8T890 chipset, enabling advanced PCI Express connectivity on motherboards for the latest AMD Athlon 64, AMD Opteron, and AMD Sempron processors.

Designed to support a complete range of AMD Athlon 64, AMD Athlon 64 FX and AMD Opteron as well as 754- and 939-pin versions of AMD Sempron processors, the VIA K8T890 delivers high performance, comprehensive features, and rock solid stability. The K8T890 chipset includes support for the latest PCI Express x16 graphics cards, and four PCI Express x1 connections to high speed PCI Express peripherals.

The VIA K8T890 chipset also features asynchronous bus architecture, providing improved system optimization options to enable power users to squeeze the very most out of their systems.

With a high bandwidth Ultra V-link bus, the K8T890 allows communication between the North and South bridges at a blazing 1GB/s, reducing the likelihood in any I/O bandwidth bottlenecks. When combined with the market-leading VIA VT8237 South Bridge and a broad array of VIA companion chips, the VIA K8T890 chipset provides the most comprehensive range of storage, multimedia and connectivity features available for the AMD64 processor platform today, including native Serial ATA and V-RAID, 6-channel or 8-channel VIA Vinyl audio, USB2.0, and 1394.
>br> The VIA K8T890 is part of VIA's acclaimed Modular Architecture Platform (V-MAP), which minimizes design times and time-to-market for motherboard partners through a flexible, pin-compatible design approach for VIA core-logic solutions. Motherboard partners are able to cover multiple market segments with fewer design resources, and also benefit from a single unified driver base.

Full details about VIA's new chipset here

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