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VIA P4M800 - Delivering Flexibility for the Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor Platform

This product is available fully ROHS-compliant.

Optimized to deliver a great Hi-Def™ visual experience when playing digital video content, the VIA P4M800 IGP chipset delivers a highly integrated solution for value desktop PC designs.

The VIA Chrome® P4M800 chipset features the VIA Chrome® 2D/3D graphics core with MPEG-2 acceleration and DuoView™ technology for excellent multimedia performance and complete flexibility on the desktop.

The VIA P4M800 also integrates support for 800MHz FSB and high performance DDR 400 memory modules. The P4M800 also features an Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) 8X controller, and the high speed Ultra V-Link interface for combination with VIA's feature-packed VT8237R Plus South Bridge.

In combination with the VIA VT8237R Plus South Bridge, the P4M800 offers a comprehensive range of integrated storage, multimedia and connectivity options, including native Serial ATA and V-RAID, with support for RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 0+1 arrays, as well as support for VIA Vinyl Audio, and high-throughput Gigabit Ethernet with the VIA Velocity controller.

Features of VIA P4M800

VIA P4M800
Processor Support Intel® Pentium® 4
Hyper Threading Support Yes
Front Side Bus 800/533/400MHz
Memory Channel Single Channel
Memory Support DDR400/333/266
AGP Support AGP 8X
North/South Bridge Link V-Link (533 MB / Sec)
Graphics Core VIA Chrome® 2D/3D graphics core
Video Acceleration Yes
Dual Monitor Support Yes

Benefits of VIA P4M800

Integrated VIA Chrome® Graphics Core

The VIA P4M800 comprises the integrated VIA Chrome® 2D/3D graphics core optimized for key productivity applications as well as digital video playback through a hardware MPEG-2 accelerator, and features DuoView™ functionality for an extended desktop, making it the perfect chipset for corporate desktops and workstations based on the Intel Pentium Processor.

High Performance CPU Interface
The P4M800 chipset supports connections to the latest Intel® Pentium® 4 Processors supporting 800MHz FSB and Hyper-Threading technology, including Prescott core based processors.

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 5.1 surround sound and VIA Vinyl Gold Audio 7.1 surround sound enables crisp, clear performance, representing the highest levels of audio quality in a mainstream integrated or onboard solution.

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.

*Requires connection to a HDTV compatible TV-Out or DVI encoder chip

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Key Features

» Full support for the latest Intel® Pentium® Processors
» Supports 800/533/400MHz Front Side Bus Settings
» Supports up to 3GB DDR400/333/266 SDRAM
» V-Link 533MB/sec high bandwidth North/South Bridge interconnect
» Full Featured Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) compliant with 8X/4X transfer modes
» Integrated VIA Chrome® Pro Integrated Graphics Processor
» Optimized Unified Memory Architecture (UMA)
» Support for VIA Vinyl Gold 8-channel Audio controller & integrated VIA Vinyl 6-channel Audio
» Serial ATA support for up to 4 devices
» Integrated V-RAID with RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, and JBOD (SATA) support
» Parallel ATA133/100/66 support for up to 4 devices
» Support for up to 8 USB 2.0/USB 1.1 ports
» Support for VIA Velocity Gigabit Ethernet companion controller & Integrated 10/100 Fast Ethernet
» Advanced System Power Management Support


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