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VIA VT8251 South Bridge – Advanced Connectivity & Leading Performance

This product is available fully ROHS-compliant.

As the PC migrates to an increasingly multimedia device, the chipset South Bridge enables critical functionality for this demanding role. As the amount of multimedia data on the PC increases, the chipset South Bridge enables quick transfer of that data, and the capability to store the data with maximum security and redundancy, so as to ensure that important data can remain for a lifetime. The Chipset South Bridge also provides high speed links to the latest devices such as PVR recorders and network connections, giving the modern day PC ever increasing living room functionality.

The VIA VT8251 brings to market full PCI Express connectivity, along with support for the latest peripheral devices including advanced 3.0Gb/s SATA hard drives, and high definition audio. The VIA VT8251 can be enabled on a complete range of VIA core logic chipset platforms supporting the full spectrum of Intel®, AMD and VIA processors..

Learn more about how the VIA VT8251 South Bridge is bringing together cutting edge technologies, connectivity, and media rich features to strengthen VIA’s leading platform solutions.

Exploring the Opportunities with VIA VT8251

VIA VT8251 Advanced Storage

The VIA DriveStation™ Controller Suite in the VIA VT8251 provides a comprehensive set of high-performance integrated storage interface technologies available on the market today with support for the latest high-speed Serial ATA Hard Drives and advanced VIA V-RAID support.

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VIA VT8251 Leading Connectivity

The VIA Advanced Connectivity Suite in the VIA VT8251 offers a host of high-bandwidth network and peripheral connectivity options with advanced PCI Express connections, USB 2.0, blazing Gigabit Ethernet, and high speed flexible connections to the latest VIA North Bridge solutions.

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VIA VT8251 Immersion Audio

The VT8251 South Bridge provides OEMs and motherboard makers with an unrivaled choice of market leading integrated and onboard audio performance options, delivering rich, warm surround sound at resolutions as high as 32-bit/192kHz through up to six- or eight-channel outputs.

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VIA VT8251 Block Diagram

Key Features
» Supports full range of Intel® Pentium® 4, Intel® Celeron®, AMD Athlon™64, AMD Opteron™, VIA C7®, VIA C3® and VIA Eden™ processors
» Ultra V-Link 1GB/s high bandwidth North/South Bridge interconnect
» Support for 2 PCI Express x1 connections
» Support for VIA HD Audio & Vinyl Gold Audio
» Serial ATA II support for up to 4 devices
» Integrated V-RAID with RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5 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, UHCI compliant
» Support for VIA Velocity Gigabit Ethernet companion controller & Integrated 10/100 Fast Ethernet
» Integrated MC'97 Modem


VT8251 Whitepaper
This VIA White Paper takes an in-depth look at the advanced VT8251, and especially at the performance and benefits of the VIA's Serial ATA and RAID solutions. » Learn more...
Five Reasons You Need RAID
5 reasons to get plugged into the new high performance storage standard that fuses Serial ATA and RAID Technology to create screaming fast HDD transfers with mind numbing ease. » Learn more ...
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