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VIA KT960 & KM960 Chipsets For AMD AM2+

VIA has scheduled its next-generation unified chipset for AMD platform in 2H07 with KT960 and KM960 (integrated Chrome9 HD IGP). In comparison, NVIDIA has introduced unified design in MCP61 and ATI’s SC780 would come in 2H07. Both chipsets support Hyper-Transport 3.0 and ready for AMD AM2+ processors. VIA KT960 and KM960 both have 1 PCI-Express x16, 2 PCI-Express x1, 1 IDE, and 4 SATA II (3Gb/s, NCQ, AHCI) interfaces, where the SATA part supports Port Multiplier which enables up to 16 SATA devices connected in 1 wire. The chipsets provide RAID function with VIA RAID StorX technology. VIA KT960 and KM960 also feature Gigabit Ethernet, HD Audio, and 10 USB 2.0. Chrome 9 HD IGP engine clocked at 450MHz has build-in TMDS/HDMI interface and HDCP protection code supporting. It allows HD-DVD and Blu-Ray video playback and support Windows Vista Premium where Direct X 9 and Shader Model 2.0 are supported.

VIA has scheduled its next-generation unified chipset for AMD platform in 2H07 with KT960 and KM960 (integrated Chrome9 HD IGP). In comparison, NVIDIA has introduced unified design in MCP61 and ATI’s SC780 would come in 2H07. Both chipsets support Hyper-Transport 3.0 and ready for AMD AM2+ processors. VIA KT960 and KM960 both have 1 PCI-Express x16, 2 PCI-Express x1, 1 IDE, and 4 SATA II (3Gb/s, NCQ, AHCI) interfaces, where the SATA part supports Port Multiplier which enables up to 16 SATA devices connected in 1 wire. The chipsets provide RAID function with VIA RAID StorX technology. VIA KT960 and KM960 also feature Gigabit Ethernet, HD Audio, and 10 USB 2.0. Chrome 9 HD IGP engine clocked at 450MHz has build-in TMDS/HDMI interface and HDCP protection code supporting. It allows HD-DVD and Blu-Ray video playback and support Windows Vista Premium where Direct X 9 and Shader Model 2.0 are supported.

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