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VIA K8T890 - First Reviews

The world’s first PCI Express chipset for the AMD platform, the VIA K8T890 chipset is designed to fully meet the increased system bandwidth demands placed on today’s PCs. Designed to support a complete range of AMD Athlon™ 64, Athlon 64 FX, Opteron™, and Sempron™ processors, the VIA K8T890 delivers high performance, comprehensive features, and rock solid stability. Check out the articles below to see what the global media think of this revolutionary chip.

Quotes from the Media

"The K8T890 chipset offers everything a current - and next-generation user is looking for in an AMD chipset..." - More at PC Perspective

"Our quick look at the K8T890 was tantalizing, and we're waiting expectantly for production motherboards based on this chipset." - More at The Tech Report

"The K8T890, in it's various forms, is a very full-featured solution that should satisfy both gamers and professionals alike." - More at HotHardware

"Finally we have some PCI-E action for AMD CPUs!" - More at AMD Zone

"The availability of a PCI Express platform represents a very important element for the diffusion of AMD Athlon 64 processors: the OEM systems are bound by the use of PCI Express graphic boards and in this context the motherboards based on the VIA K8T890 chipset will be a great success" - More at Hardware Upgrade (Article in Italian)

"It is clear, that the new VIA K8T890 chipset offers a very good extension of the already excellent K8T800 (...) For the performance-freak, the DualDFX Express function of K8T890 chipset would naturally be interesting." - More at Hardware Luxx (Article in German)

"There would be no hardware Fireawall integrated in the chip, but nonetheless with four SATA native channels, supported without a bridge and besides with High Definition Audio support, VIA would lead the spec list." - More at Hard Tecs 4 U (Article in German)

"(...) the VIA implementation works very well and we can’t wait to get our hands on retail sample boards." - More at HardOCP

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