VIA launces KN800A Chipset for the AMD Turion 64 Mobile technology

Posted on Friday, February 25 2005 @ 16:37 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
VIA announced the VIA K8N800A, a high-performance, low-power IGP chipset optimized for the upcoming AMD Turion 64 mobile technology, as well as the complete range of Mobile AMD Athlon 64 and Mobile AMD Sempron processors.

The VIA K8N800A chipset features the S3 Graphics UniChrome Pro Integrated Graphics Processor (IGP), providing outstanding dual pipeline graphics performance through a 128-bit 2D/3D engine and shared DDR memory support for 3D gaming and applications, while the Chromotion CE Video Display Engine blends hardware-based MPEG-2 decoding acceleration for flawless digital video playback with advanced display technologies for enhanced video rendering and a rich visual experience. Furthermore, support for an external AGP 8X port allows optional graphics processor upgrades on supporting notebooks.

The VIA K8N800A, part of the acclaimed VIA K8-Series of Chipsets, is the latest in a long line of market leading chipsets for AMD processor powered notebooks, building on the successful architecture of the VIA K8N800 chipset and adding support for AMD Turion™ 64 mobile technology and a host of new power saving technologies such as Stutter Mode to ensure more efficient IGP core performance and longer battery life.

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