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VIA ups AMD chipset FSB to 1GHz

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VIA this week launched its latest chipset for AMD processors, upgrading its current K8T800 product to support a 1GHz HyperTransport-based frontside bus speed.

AMD chips already support the 1GHz FSB, but still work with the older 800MHz bus. VIA is essentially catching up with the CPUs.

The new part, the K8T800 Pro, also boosts the speed of the proprietary bus that links the chipsets North and South bridge chips from 533MHz to 1066MHz.

The new North Bridge connects to the same South Bridge, the VT8237, which provides the usual dual-channel Serial ATA interface with RAID 0, 1 and 0+1 support; a dual-channel parallel ATA bus; eight USB 2.0 ports; integrated Gigabit Ethernet; 56Kbps modem; and VIA's six-channel audio sub-system, Vinyl.

While VIA is touting the K8T800 Pro as a stepping stone to PCI Express, the chipset supports only PCI and AGP 8x.

The chipset supports all AMD 64 CPUs - Athlon 64, 64 FX and Opteron.

The VIA K8T800 Pro is shipping to customers now, and motherboards featuring the chipset will be available from the main mobo makers, the company said. ®

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