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VIA PT800, PT880 and PT890 chipsets; updated roadmap of 800MHz FSB solutions

On April 9 we informed you that VIA Technologies was to rename its PT400, PT600, PT800 chipsets to PT800, PT880 and PT890. Yesterday Taiwanese The DigiTimes indirectly confirmed this, having added new details.

So, VIA Technologies’ new line of P4 800MHz FSB chipsets now includes discrete PT800, PT880 and PT890 (renamed from PT400, PT600 and PT800) and integrated PM800, PM 880 and PM890.

PT800 supports single-channel DDR400, PT880 – dual-channel DDR400 and Quad Band Memory (QBM), PT890 – DDRII and PCI Express. Below if the final table of 800MHz FSB chipsets (presuming all players obtain their licenses):

New Taiwanese 800MHz FSB chipsets
  ChipsetDescriptionRelease dateComment

VIA

PT800
(former PT400)
800 MHz FSB
1-ch. DDR400
Samples in May Discrete
VT8235
PT880
(former PT600)
800 MHz FSB
2-ch. DDR400,
 QBM
Samples in May, volume prod. in Q3 Discrete
VT8237
PT890
(former PT800)
800 MHz FSB
2-ch. DDR400
DDRII
Volume prod. in Q1 2004 Discrete
VT8237
PCI Express
PM800 800 MHz FSB
1-ch. DDR400
Volume prod. in Q4 2003 Integrated
PM880 800 MHz FSB
2-ch. DDR400
 QBM
Volume prod. in Q1 2004 Integrated
PM890 800 MHz FSB
2-ch. DDR400
DDRII
Volume prod. in Q3 2004 Integrated
PCI Express

SiS

SiS648FX 800 MHz FSB
1-ch. DDR400
Volume prod. late in April Discrete
SiS655FX 800 MHz FSB
2-ch. DDR400
Volume prod. in Q3 Discrete
SiS660FX 800 MHz FSB
1-ch. DDR400
Announcement in Q2 Integrated
SiS661FX 800 MHz FSB
2-ch. DDR400
Volume prod. in Q3 Integrated
SiSR659 800 MHz FSB
4-ch. RDRAM 1200
Samples in Q3 Integrated

ALi

M1683 800 MHz FSB
1-ch. DDR400
Samples in Q2

Source: The DigiTimes

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