The firm will introduce the KM400, which includes an integrated "Castlerock" GFX (graphics) core, and preliminary benchmarks show a 3Dmark2001 score of close to 1800. It is likely to launch this chipset at Cebit in Hannover in Q1 of next year.
The same is true of the PM400, a Pentium 4 chipset with a similar core to the KM400.
One of its Hammer chipsets, the K8T400M, looks as if it still on target for a Q1 2003 launch.
This too includeds CastleRock II GFX with external AGP 2X, 4X and 8X. Via has two other Hammer (K8) chipsets - the K8T400 and the K8T400M. These all use a 800MHz Hypertransport bus, and are scheduled to be released "in Q4".
A new South Bridge chip, the 8237, looks very much like Intel's ICH5 product, and will support two Serial ATA ports with Raid and eight USB 2.0 ports. µ
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