- VIA's K8T890 Chipset Released
Directly competing with NVIDIA's soon to be released nForce4, VIA have announced their latest Athlon64 chipset bringing PCIe into play; K8T890. All the features of the popular K8T800 Pro are still there of course, with the "Pro" flavour of the new K8T890 also offering dual PEG slots to make use of NVIDIA's SLI technology should you feel the need. You can get the full scoop within VIA's official press release at their website.
Taipei, Taiwan, 24 September 2004, - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, 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.
The VIA K8T890 chipset is designed to fully accommodate the increased multimedia demands being placed on the PC through applications such as high definition video creation, multistreaming audio and the latest 3D game engines that require ever-increasing levels of system bandwidth. Featuring the unique VIA Flex Express Architecture, the VIA K8T890 chipset provides support for the latest high performance PCI Express x16 graphics cards, benefiting from a blistering 4GB/s of bandwidth, both upstream and downstream.
Naturally, a bunch of hardware sites have since spent some time putting the new chipset through it's paces, you can get coverage at the following sites so far :-