VIA Technologies today announced the VIA P4M800 Pro chipset.
Designed to support a full range of Intel Pentium 4 and Intel Celeron processors with an FSB of up to 800MHz, the VIA P4M800 Pro also supports a choice of high performance DDR2 533/400 memory modules as well as DDR 400/333/266 SDRAM, providing OEMS and SIs with maximum flexibility for configuring their systems to meet a wide variety of price points.
The chipset's multimedia features include the integrated S3 Graphics UniChrome Pro IGP core ensuring high 2D/3D graphics performance and providing support for delivering the Hi-Def experience, with outputs to CRT, LCD and standard definition TV, and support for HDTV up to 1080p resolution with a compatible TV-Out or DVI encoder, DVD playback and intelligent video rendering techniques through the Chromotion CE Video Display Engine, as well as six-channel VIA Vinyl audio.
Combined with the VIA VT8237R South Bridge, the VIA P4M800 Pro offers a comprehensive range of integrated storage, multimedia and connectivity options, including native Serial ATA and V-RAID, with support for RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 0+1 arrays, as well as support for VIA Vinyl Audio, and Gigabit Ethernet with the VIA Velocity controller.
The VIA P4M800 Pro is currently shipping to all of the world's leading motherboard vendors and motherboards featuring the chipset are expected to be available soon.