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VIA Debuts new MultiChrome/SLI Chipset

| CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs News | Posted: Nov 23, 2005 5:05 am

There's a new motherboard chipset on the block today, this one unleashed to contend with the mighty nForce4 SLI platform, namely VIA's "K8T900 Chipset".

 

Partnered with S3 Technologies, VIA have strived to make a solid alternative to the dominating nForce4 SLI offering (and not so dominating ATI CrossFire platform), allowing for two S3 Chrome S20 series GPUs to be used in tandem as well as the usual NVIDIA SLI arrangement.

 

Also noteworthy is that of the latest VT8251 southbridge embedded, sporting a whole array of new and advanced features across the board.

 

 

VIA's official press release can be read over here, and below comprises a listing of websites to have provided their take on the new chipset. Be sure to check back for more links as they come in folks.

 

- Bit-Tech
- PCPerspective
- Tech Report
- Hot Hardware
- Legion Hardware

 

Taipei, Taiwan, November 22 2005 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced that VIA's latest high performance chipset for the AMD platform, the VIA K8T900, is sampling to leading motherboard partners to create platforms tailored for the PC enthusiast market.

 

Integrating VIA's proprietary RapidFire™ technology that incorporates a number of PCI Express enhancements, the VIA K8T900 offers exceptional performance across the board, while also featuring industry leading low power consumption. With the Flex Express™ architecture the VIA K8T900 supports advanced connectivity options including dual x8 PCI Express connections for the latest multi-graphics card configurations or alternatively a standard single x16 PCI Express graphics connection. In combination with the VIA VT8251 South Bridge the K8T900 platform offers unparalled peripheral support with an additional six x1 PCI Express connections, as well as supporting up to four high speed SATA 3.0Gb/s hard drives, and VIA Vinyl High Definition audio.

 

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