VIA's new board sports S3 integrated VGA

Written by Wil Harris

February 10, 2006 | 08:39

Tags: #pentium-4 #s3

Companies: #intel #via

VIA has released the P4M890 chipset which supports Intel P4 processors. It's designed to be a mainstream chipset for decently priced motherboards going into mid-range systems.

It supports the latest 1066MHz FSB processors and 533MHz DDR 2 chips. The graphics core is the S3 Unichrome Pro chip. This includes some video enhancements through the Chromotion video engine, including de-interlacing, video de-blocking and support for connections to high definition TVs.

The P4M890 is pairable with a number of VIA south bridges such as the VT8237A, which includes Vinyl Audio for surround sound. The chip also supports multiple X16 graphics lanes for users to add in additional PCI Express graphics cards if they want.

Look for the chip to start becoming available in motherboards over the coming weeks. If you're looking for a reasonably priced Intel rig, it could be a good one to go for.

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