VIA announced new K8 series chipsets for AMD's new dual-core Opteron processors. The VIA K8 Series chipsets, including the new VIA K8T890, leverage VIA Hyper8 technology to ensure high speed, low latency performance with the latest AMD Opteron processors, ideally supporting dual-core architectures in the next generation of powerful server solutions.
The VIA K8T890 also integrates 20 lanes of PCI Express connectivity, enabling high bandwidth peripheral connections and support for the latest professional-class 3D graphics solutions for workstation applications.
About the VIA K8 Series Chipsets
Optimized for a complete range of AMD Opteron processors, AMD Athlon™ 64 processors, AMD Athlon 64 FX processors, and AMD Sempron™ processors, VIA K8 Series chipsets include the widely acclaimed K8T800, K8T800 Pro, and K8T890 discrete solutions, and the K8M800 integrated graphics chipset.
VIA’ latest chipset, the VIA K8T890, features the unique VIA Flex Express Architecture to allow the industry’s most flexible implementations of PCI Express devices. Multiple device configurations can be implemented, with support for up to five PCI Express devices directly into the chipset North Bridge and a total of 20 PCI Express lanes for a combined bandwidth of 10GB/s.
The VIA K8 Series chipsets in combination with the VIA VT8237 South Bridge also provide a comprehensive range of integrated storage, multimedia and connectivity options, including native Serial ATA/RAID, as well as support for VIA Vinyl Audio, and Gigabit Ethernet through the VIA Velocity controller.