VIA Releases new Hyperion 4.56 Drivers

Subject: Chipsets | April 12, 2005 - 10:16 AM |
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VIA has released new chipset drivers for in the form of a Hyperion v4.56 release.  Catch them over at VIA Arena.

VIA Hyperion drivers are suitable for any VIA chipset and all Microsoft Windows 32 bit Operating Systems. Please read the information about all VIA chipset driver choices, however, so that you chose the drivers that can best be recommended for your system.

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NVIDIA Announces nForce4 SLI Intel Edition

Subject: Chipsets | April 5, 2005 - 09:00 AM |
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Here's the official PR on the new Intel-based NVIDIA chipset.  You can read my chipset preview here.

NVIDIA To Re-enter Integrated Graphics Market for AMD

Subject: Chipsets | March 16, 2005 - 10:57 AM |
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It looks like FIC may have spilled some beans at CeBit this year, as they had a motherboard at the booth touting the use of an "NVIDIA C51G" chipset. 

While NVIDIA is tight-lipped over the core-logic code-named C51, some details about the chipset are still available. The C51G is a two-chip value solution for AMD Athlon 64 market.

Source: X-Bit Labs

ATI Launches Industry's Most Powerful DirectX 9 Integrated Chipset for Intel Platforms

Subject: Chipsets | March 11, 2005 - 12:26 PM |
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Today ATI is announcing their new Radeon XPress 200 chipset for the Intel platform.  It isn't going to be aimed at the hgh end enthusiast market like the current Xpress 200 chipset for the Athlon 64 platform is, but some manufacturers may end up going that route.

MARKHAM, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 11, 2005-- ATI Technologies Inc.

NVIDIA Announces Naming of nForce4 SLI Intel Edition

Subject: Chipsets | March 10, 2005 - 08:11 PM |
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Oops, I guess the beans have been spilt.  NVIDIA decided to go ahead and publicly say the new name of the Intel nForce chipset after so many of their vendors had it on display for them!  :)

CEBIT 2005—HANNOVER, GERMANY—MARCH 10, 2005—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced the Company will preview its upcoming NVIDIA nForce4 core-logic solutions for Intel CPUs which includes support for NVIDIA® SLI™ graphics techn

VIA on the VIA / AMD Relationship

Subject: Chipsets | March 10, 2005 - 08:05 PM |
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VIA Area, a popular destination for VIA support, has published an article look at the relationship between AMD and VIA that existed for quite some time.

In the previous month, March 1997, VIA and AMD had embarked on a closer relationship with the signing of the Chipset Technology Agreement paving the way for VIA to provide premier support for the latest AMD processors. With the launch of the AMD K6 Processor, VIA brought to market the VIA Apollo VP2 and VP3 chipsets.

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VIA Ships 100 Millionth Chipset for AMD Platform

Subject: Chipsets | February 23, 2005 - 01:44 PM |
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VIA Ships 100 Millionth Chipset for AMD Platform


Long-standing partnership between VIA and AMD achieves historic milestone, looks to the next 100 million with the advancement of technologies on the AMD64 platform and beyond


Taipei, Taiwan, 23 February 2005 - VIA Technologies, Inc, the leading supplier of core-logic chipsets for AMD (NYSE: AMD) processor platforms, today announced the unique achievement of 100 million core-logic chipsets for AMD Athlon™ processors.

NVIDIA and Intel Announce Cross-License Agreement for nForce!

Subject: Chipsets | November 19, 2004 - 09:27 AM |
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You heard it here first, guys!  I just learned that NVIDIA and Intel have inked a deal to allow NVIDIA to develop chipsets for the Intel platforms.  Here is a link to the PR news on Yahoo.com.  Here's what I can tell you so far, based on the info in the press release and other information I was given.  First, this is a broad cross-license, which means we will be seeing multiple chipsets from NVIDIA's nForce line for Intel's platforms, probably including the high-end markets as well as the integrated grap

ATI Launches the Radeon XPRESS 200 Chipset

Subject: Chipsets | November 8, 2004 - 01:42 PM |
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ATI now makes the third entry into the PCI Express market for AMD-based systems in less than a month.  Now when do we get retail board and graphics cards?  Soon, very soon.  Below I'll link to some other previews of the chipset for comparisons sake, but be sure to read our preview too. 


VIA Announces Adoption of K8T890 chipset

Subject: Chipsets | October 22, 2004 - 10:18 AM |
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VIA Announces Adoption of K8T890 chipset by World's Leading Motherboard Manufacturers


Leading motherboard partners ABIT, ASUS, EPoX, Gigabyte and MSI expected to offer VIA K8T890 based motherboards in mid-Q4, leveraging the unique VIA Flex Express Architecture to deliver platforms on the cutting-edge


Taipei, Taiwan, October 22 2004, - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today a

NVIDIA Releases the nForce4 Chipset

Subject: Chipsets | October 19, 2004 - 09:12 AM |
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Well, here is our second product launch of the day!  Be sure to read my preview of the nForce4 Ultra and SLI chipsets, and THEN you can check out the list of reviews I am starting below.

VIA Announces K8T890, First PCI Express Chipset for the Athlon Processor

Subject: Chipsets | September 24, 2004 - 06:32 AM |
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Be sure to check out my preview of this chipset as well!

VIA Announces K8T890, World's First PCI Express Chipset for the AMD Athlon™ Processor


VIA K8T890 Series chipsets open up the AMD64 processor platform to PCI Express, providing the bandwidth needed for today's most demanding applications and the headroom needed for future growth


Taipei, Taiwan, 24 September 2004, - VIA Tech

Intel 925X Chipset

Subject: Chipsets | July 27, 2004 - 06:01 PM |
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Bit-tech.net lays out a nice informative review on the current Intel 925X chipset.

Source: bit-tech

AMD Unveils Evolutionary Design for Latest AMD-8000 Chipsets

Subject: Chipsets | June 14, 2004 - 03:37 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- June 14, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today unveiled details of the latest addition to the AMD-8000™ series of chipsets, the AMD-8132™ HyperTransport™ PCI-X® 2.0 tunnel.

Source: AMD

AMD, others unveil new wares at Computex

Subject: Chipsets | June 1, 2004 - 07:01 PM |
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There will be a new provider for AMD 64 platforms.  Broadcom recently bought Serverworks, who provided chipsets for Intel based servers, only.  Under Broadcom they will develop chipsets to handle the new AMD chips, thus continuing Broadcom's sordid history with Intel.

AMD said it will cooperate with

Socket 754 Roundup: Comparing Generation 2

Subject: Chipsets | May 28, 2004 - 09:57 PM |
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The future of AMD Processors revolving around the upcoming 939-pin versions of the Athlon64 will undoubtedly raise the bar in performance for AMD.  Give it a little bit more time before we start to see just how far the bar is raised, with its pending release.  This insight to the latest chipsets for the current and soon to be released versions of AMD processors, is what Anandtech's review is all about.

While all the boards in today's test are Socket 754, please keep in mind that both nF3-250 and K8T800 Pro

Source: AnandTech

NVIDIA's nForce2 Ultra 400Gb Chipset

Subject: Chipsets | May 12, 2004 - 05:43 AM |
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Athlon XP is not a EOL unit quite yet, not with VIA and nVidia still kicking new life into it with their latest chipsets.  nVidia being the more recent as you can see in Ryan's review of their nForce2 Ultra 400Gb chipset.  The Tech Report's review of this chipset came to many of the same conclusions,  it's no longer the performance being the deciding factor of chipset purchases but in fact the feature set, which is something

NVIDIA Intros the Ultra 400 Gb chipset for the Athlon XP Market

Subject: Chipsets | May 10, 2004 - 09:26 AM |
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Here's the full PR from NVIDIA.

NVIDIA BRINGS NEW NETWORKING, SECURITY, AND STORAGE SOLUTIONS TO AMD ATHLON XP MARKET


Company's Award-Winning Native Gigabit Ethernet Controller and Firewall Security Solution for AMD Athlon 64 Platforms Now Available in NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400Gb MCP

 


SANTA CLARA, CA—MAY 10, 2004— Leveraging the award-winning innovative networking, storage, and security technologies unveiled in the Company's NVIDIA nForce™3 250Gb media and communications processor (MCP) for AMD Athlon™ 64 processor-

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VIA's New K8T800Pro Previews

Subject: Chipsets | May 7, 2004 - 08:09 AM |
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Surprisingly, there seems to be very few previews of this chipset on the web.  Even today, the day after it was released publicly.  I'm not sure why that is.  I don't recall a time that a new chipset release was so quiet as such as this one.  I think the one thing that may be holding things back is the fact this new chipset adds a lot of new features, but not the giant performance gains the market and enthusiasts want.  [H]ard|OCP has posted about some of the impending prowess of the overclocking abilities of

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VIA Launches the K8T800 Pro Chipset

Subject: Chipsets | May 6, 2004 - 10:56 AM |
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Today VIA launched the K8T800 Pro chipset and we already have our review of it up and online for you to read.  Be sure to give it a read!

Taipei, Taiwan, May 6, 2004 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the launch of the VIA K8T800 Pro, further expanding its range of market-leading chipset solutions for the AMD64 processor platform.

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