of VIA K8T890
VIA Flex Express Architecture
The unique VIA Flex Express Architecture
has been designed to allow the industry’s most flexible implementations
of core-logic chipsets supporting PCI Express. The VIA Flex Express
architecture allows multiple device configurations, supporting up
to five PCI Express devices across 20 PCI Express lanes with an amazing
combined bandwidth of 5GB/s.
Advanced PCI Express Peripheral Support
VIA Flex Express Architecture enables connection of up to 4 high
bandwidth PCI Express x1 peripheral devices directly through the
North Bridge of the K8T890 chipset, ensuring low latency and wide
memory access, as well as freeing up I/O bandwidth in the chipset’s
South Bridge, which increasingly deals with the heavy bandwidth requirements
of multiple HDDs, optical drives and USB/1394 devices.
Asynchronous Bus Architecture
The VIA K8T890’s asynchronous bus architecture enables power users
to fully optimize their system settings for the ultimate PC gaming
and entertainment experience, while maintaining platform stability.
Ultra V-Link Bus
Delivering data throughput speeds of up to 1066 MB/s from the VIA
VT8237R Plus South Bridge to the VIA K8T890 North Bridge, the Ultra V-Link
interface delivers the necessary bandwidth and low latency required
by today's increasingly demanding multimedia applications.
VIA Modular Architecture Platform
The VIA K8T890 is part of VIA's unique Modular Architecture Platform
(V-MAP), which minimizes design times and time-to-market for motherboard
partners through a flexible, pin-compatible design approach for VIA
core-logic solutions. Motherboard partners are able to cover multiple
market segments with fewer design resources, and also benefit from
a single unified driver base.
Native Serial ATA/RAID Support
The VIA VT8237R Plus South Bridge features a native Serial ATA/RAID controller,
providing direct support for two 150MB/s Serial ATA devices, and
an additional two (for a total of four SATA devices) in combination
with the SATAlite™ interface. The integrated V-RAID controller supports
native RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and JBOD, ensuring optimum data integrity
and system performance, while the user-friendly V-RAID software interface
enables easy disk array configuration and management.
VIA Vinyl Multichannel Audio Suite
Delivering rich, warm surround sound at resolutions as high as 24/96
through up to six or eight-channel outputs, the VIA Vinyl Audio and
VIA Vinyl Gold Audio enable crisp, clear performance, representing
the highest levels of audio quality in a mainstream integrated or
Unified VIA Hyperion 4in1 Drivers
VIA's unified approach to drivers has been established for eight
generations of chipsets, allowing end users to benefit from seamless
hardware and software compatibility.