The new chipset supports multi-graphics card implementations with enhanced performance and expanded connectivity for AMD Athlon 64 platforms.
VIA today announced its latest chipset for the AMD platform, the VIA K8T900.
Integrating VIA's proprietary RapidFire technology that incorporates a number of PCI Express enhancements, the VIA K8T900 promises high performance across the board and low power consumption.
The VIA K8T900 supports advanced connectivity options including dual x8 PCI Express connections for the latest multi-graphics card configurations or alternatively a standard single x16 PCI Express graphics connection. In combination with the VIA VT8251 South Bridge the K8T900 platform offers unparalled peripheral support with an additional six x1 PCI Express connections, as well as supporting up to four high speed SATA 3.0Gb/s hard drives, and VIA Vinyl High Definition audio.
VIA has also been working very closely with S3 Graphics to ensure support for upcoming MultiChrome technology enabling two or more Chrome S27 cards to operate together.
"MultiChrome technology is a standard feature in all graphics cards based on our Chrome S27 graphics processors providing a powerful upgrade path for gamers looking for cost effective high performance 3D action," commented Dr. Ken Weng , General Manager of S3 Graphics.
VIA K8T900 is expected to be available in volume quantities in Q1 2006.