of VIA PT890
VIA StepUp Memory Support
The VIA PT890 integrates VIA’s StepUp memory technology for lightning
fast access to system memory and optimum system performance. VIA’s
StepUp memory technology enables support for DDR1 and DDR2 memory
standards giving maximum flexibility.
Native Serial ATA/RAID Support
The VIA VT8237A 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
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 suite
includes support for VIA Vinyl HD audio, VIA Vinyl AC'97 audio, and VIA
Vinyl Gold Audio, representing the highest levels of audio quality in a
mainstream integrated or onboard solution.
VIA Modular Architecture Platform
The VIA PT890 chipset 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.
Unified VIA Hyperion Pro 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.
* RAID Level 0+1 requires four Serial ATA drives; support for the
two additional drives can only be implemented with two external Serial
ATA ports enabled through a SATALite PHY.