VIA PT890 PCI Express Chipset In Jan

VIA will begin sampling the PT890, an 800MHz FSB Pentium 4 chipset supporting dual-channel DDR400 DDRII and PCI Express, next month. Motherboards using the PT890 chipset are expected to be exhibited at CeBIT in March. VIA hopes to overtake SiS in the P4 chipset market before the second quarter of next year. VIA ships about three million chipsets a month, with a 50:50 split between Intel and AMD platforms. SiS plans to begin sampling the SiS656, a P4 chipset supporting PCI Express, in January.

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