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VIA Dual PCI Express Chipsets

VIA is gearing up to launch dual Express chipsets for various Intel and AMD platforms which will allow users to take advantage of Nvidia’s SLI technology for running two graphic cards in one PC. VIA will start sampling its PT894PRO Northbridge for Pentium 4 processors in September with mass production to be scheduled for the fourth quarter of this year. The chipset will appear in “enthusiast PCs” will support Pentium 4s (Willamette, Northwood, and Prescott) at bus speeds of 800 and 1066 MHz and cover Dual Channel DDR 400 and DDR2 667. Dual PCI Express for AMD platforms will initially be limited to K8T890PRO, which aims at Athlon 64, Sempron and Opteron systems. Sampling will start at the end of this month with a manufacturing launch pointing to September.

VIA is gearing up to launch dual Express chipsets for various Intel and AMD platforms which will allow users to take advantage of Nvidia’s SLI technology for running two graphic cards in one PC. VIA will start sampling its PT894PRO Northbridge for Pentium 4 processors in September with mass production to be scheduled for the fourth quarter of this year. The chipset will appear in “enthusiast PCs” will support Pentium 4s (Willamette, Northwood, and Prescott) at bus speeds of 800 and 1066 MHz and cover Dual Channel DDR 400 and DDR2 667. Dual PCI Express for AMD platforms will initially be limited to K8T890PRO, which aims at Athlon 64, Sempron and Opteron systems. Sampling will start at the end of this month with a manufacturing launch pointing to September.

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