VIA P4M800 Pro Chipset

VIA announced the VIA P4M800 Pro chipset, further extending VIA’s leadership in providing affordable and scalable IGP solutions with rich multimedia and connectivity features for the mainstream and fast-growing entry-level PC markets. Designed to support a full range of Intel® Pentium® 4 and Intel Celeron® processors with an FSB of up to 800MHz, the VIA P4M800 Pro also supports a choice of high performance DDR2 533/400 memory modules as well as DDR 400/333/266 SDRAM, providing OEMS and SIs with maximum flexibility for configuring their systems to meet a wide variety of price points. The chipset’s advanced multimedia features include the integrated S3 Graphics UniChrome Pro™ IGP core as well as six-channel VIA Vinyl™ audio. The VIA P4M800 Pro is currently shipping to all of the world’s leading motherboard vendors and motherboards featuring the chipset are expected to be available soon.

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip
technologies and PC platform solutions today announced the VIA P4M800 Pro
chipset, further extending VIA’s leadership in providing affordable and scalable
IGP (Integrated Graphics Processor) solutions with rich multimedia and
connectivity features for the mainstream and fast-growing entry-level PC
markets.

Designed to support a full range of Intel® Pentium® 4 and Intel Celeron®
processors with an FSB of up to 800MHz, the VIA P4M800 Pro also supports a
choice of high performance DDR2 533/400 memory modules as well as DDR
400/333/266 SDRAM, providing OEMS and SIs with maximum flexibility for
configuring their systems to meet a wide variety of price points.

The chipset’s advanced multimedia features include the integrated S3 Graphics
UniChrome Pro™ IGP core ensuring exceptional 2D/3D graphics performance and
providing unmatched support for delivering the Hi-Def experience, with outputs
to CRT, LCD and standard definition TV, and support for HDTV up to 1080p
resolution with a compatible TV-Out or DVI encoder, flawless DVD playback and
intelligent video rendering techniques through the Chromotion CE Video Display
Engine, as well as six-channel VIA Vinyl™ audio.

“The VIA P4M800 Pro builds on the success of the VIA P4M line of chipsets, which
have been widely adopted throughout the world, particularly in emerging markets
such as India and China,” commented Richard Brown, Vice President of Marketing,
VIA Technologies, Inc. “With its support for DDR2 SDRAM and rich digital media
playback and connectivity features, the VIA P4M800 Pro provides an ideal
solution for further expanding the proliferation of PC usage in these markets.”

Combined with the VIA VT8237R South Bridge, the VIA P4M800 Pro offers a
comprehensive range of integrated storage, multimedia and connectivity options,
including native Serial ATA and V-RAID, with support for RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID
0+1 arrays, as well as support for VIA Vinyl Audio, and high-throughput Gigabit
Ethernet with the VIA Velocity controller.

The VIA P4M800 Pro 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
a single design, and also benefit from a single unified driver base.

VIA P4M800 Pro Chipset Availability

The VIA P4M800 Pro is currently shipping to all of the world’s leading
motherboard vendors and motherboards featuring the chipset are expected to be
available soon.

Further information on the VIA P4M800 Pro chipset may be found on the VIA
website at:

www.via.com.tw/en/products/chipsets/p4-series/p4m800_pro/

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