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VIA showcases new K8T800 chipset at LinuxWorld Expo

At LinuxWorld Expo VIA Technologies, Inc. showcased its long-anticipated VIA K8T800 chipset in a dual-Opteron system. Besides dual CPUs, it supports AGP8X and is designed for servers and workstations. The demo platform was based on MSI MS-9130 server board.

Brief chipset specs:

  • 800MHz HyperTransport FSB
  • AGP 2X/4X/8X
  • Ultra V-Link interbridge bus (1.06GB/s)
  • VIA Vinyl codec (6-ch., AC´97)
  • Int. MC´97 modem
  • Int. 10/100 Ethernet MAC
  • Dual Channel Serial ATA/RAID (0, 1, 0+1, JBOD)
  • Dual Channel ATA 33/66/100/133
  • 8 x USB2.0 ports
  • Advaned power management, including ACPI/OnNow
  • 579-pin BGA VT8385 Northbridge
  • 539-pin BGA VT8237 Southbridge

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