VIA Launches K8M890 IGP PCI Express Chipset with DirectX 9 Support
VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer
of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA
K8M890 core logic chipset featuring the new S3 Graphics DeltaChrome Integrated Graphics Processor core designed
to meet the requirements of the upcoming Microsoft Windows Vista operating system and rising
high definition video standards.
Enabling support for DirectX 9.0 and Pixel Shader 2.0 for high quality video
processing, the VIA K8M890 also boasts the Chromotion Video Display Engine for
enhanced visual output, extensive display support including all HDTV output
formats up to 1920x1080p, advanced 2D/3D graphics capabilities, comprehensive
de-interlace support and DuoView for enhanced productivity and presentation
capabilities. Support for the latest PCI Express x16 discrete graphics cards
allows for powerful system upgrades and makes the VIA K8M890 chipset a highly
flexible, all-round platform for system builders looking to cover multiple
market segments with a single motherboard design.
Featuring the high bandwidth Ultra V-Link bus, the VIA K8M890 combines with
the latest VIA South Bridges, including the recently introduced VIA VT8251, to
create a full specification platform with high end digital media capabilities
including VIA Vinyl HD Audio for richer sound reproduction, additional PCI
Express connections for the new generation of high speed peripherals, and
sophisticated storage capabilities.
“The VIA K8M890 builds on VIA’s strong position as the leading supplier of
IGP chipsets for the AMD64 platform, and reinforces our commitment to OEMs and
system integrators to develop powerful yet versatile platforms,” commented
Chewei Lin, Vice President of Product Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “With
the new S3 Graphics DeltaChrome IGP core, we have designed in graphics and video
headroom to ensure AMD64 platforms are equipped to support future graphics and
high definition multimedia requirements.”
“The IGP chipset market has been growing at a fantastic rate for the past
five years, representing 52% of the total PC market in 2004, and is expected to
grow to 69%,” commented Jon Peddie of Jon Peddie Research. “A significant reason
for this is that fully featured IGP chipsets, such as the VIA K8M890, enable
manufacturers to have a platform on which they can develop a wide range of
offerings, from entry level systems, to higher end desktops that will
potentially use discrete graphics cards.”
The VIA K8M890 chipset is available now and boards featuring the chipset will
be available from all the world’s leading motherboard manufacturers in Q4 of
this year. To learn more about the VIA K8M890 chipset please visit
the VIA website.
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