VIA K8T890 PCI Express Chipsets Ready for AMD Athlon64
FX-55 and 4000+
VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip
technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced that VIA K8T890 Series
chipsets are ready to support the new AMD Athlon(TM) 64 FX-55 processor and AMD
Athlon 64 processor 4000+, enabling a new generation of PCI Express compatible
AMD64 motherboards and systems.
"The combination of the latest AMD64 processors and VIA K8T890 Series
chipsets can provide a perfect platform for a high-performance PCI
Express-enabled system," commented Chewei Lin, Vice President of Product
Marketing, VIA Technologies Inc. "Now is the perfect time for users to upgrade
to an AMD64 processor-based system, safe in the knowledge they have a
future-proof platform capable of supporting future PCI Express graphics cards
VIA K8T890 Series chipsets are 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, VIA K8T890 chipsets provide support for
the latest high-performance PCI Express x16 graphics cards, with a blistering
4GB/s of bandwidth per direction, and up to four PCI Express x1 connections to a
wide range of high bandwidth peripheral devices.
"Leveraging the power of the raw performance of the new AMD Athlon 64 FX-55
processor and AMD Athlon 64 processor 4000+ and high-performance PCI Express
graphics cards, systems featuring VIA K8T890 Series chipsets push the boundaries
of cinematic computing and provide an ultimate platform for the most demanding
enthusiasts and hard-core gamers," said Daryl Sartain, director, Desktop
Business Segment, AMD's Microprocessor Business Unit, CPG. "We are very
pleased to see VIA bring PCI Express connectivity to the AMD64 platform,
enabling users to experience the full performance potential of existing and
future generations of AMD64 processors."
About the VIA K8T890
Optimized for a complete range of AMD Athlon 64 FX, AMD Athlon 64,
AMD Sempron(TM), and AMD Opteron(TM) processors, VIA K8T890 Series chipsets
feature 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.
VIA K8T890 Series chipsets include support for the latest PCI Express x16
graphics cards, and up to four PCI Express x1 connections to high speed PCI
Express peripherals, such as Gigabit Ethernet and bandwidth hungry HDTV tuner
cards. Forthcoming solutions from the VIA K8T890 Series will include the VIA
DualGFX Express feature, a solution that stands ready to support all dual
graphics card industry standards. VIA DualGFX Express provides enhanced single
application performance with supporting graphics cards and multi-monitor support
for power multitasking without tying up vital system bandwidth.
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.
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.
VIA K8T890 Series chipsets commence shipping to motherboard manufacturers and
system integrators in October 2004, with first products expected to available in
November 2004. For further information about VIA K8T890 Series chipsets please
visit the VIA website at:
About VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc. (TSE 2388) is the
foremost fabless supplier of market-leading core logic chipsets, low power x86
processors, advanced connectivity, multimedia, networking and storage silicon,
and complete platform solutions that are driving system innovation in the PC and
embedded markets. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA's global network links
the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes
the world's top OEMs, motherboard vendors and system integrators. www.via.com.tw