VIA launches first integrated graphics chipset for P4

VIA launches the VIA ProSavageDDR P4M266, the first Integrated Graphics Chipset for the Intel Pentium 4 Processor Platform.

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By  Vijaya George Published  November 1, 2001

VIA announced today the launch of the VIA ProSavageDDR P4M266, the first Integrated Graphics Chipset for the Intel Pentium 4 Processor Platform. Harnessing industry-leading DDR (Double Data Rate) SDRAM memory and 2D/3D quality of the enhanced S3 Graphics ProSavage8 core with effective AGP 8X bandwidth, the VIA ProSavageDDR P4M266 raises the performance bar for cost-effective desktop computing and provides significant headroom for running demanding software applications.

The VIA ProSavageDDR P4M266 also boasts the latest South Bridge technology with first-to-market innovations like cost-saving integrated 3Com networking in the VT8233C and the introduction of Ultra ATA-133 in the VT8233A. Ultra ATA-133, offering 33% more bandwidth between hard drive and CPU, enables the VIA ProSavageDDR P4M266 to deliver more performance in data intensive applications like business productivity software than rival mainstream desktop platforms.

"The VIA ProSavageDDR P4M266 with integrated graphics and DDR memory reduces system cost while delivering unprecedented performance and stability, making a compelling argument for widespread corporate migration to the Intel Pentium 4 processor platform" commented Richard Brown, Director of Marketing at VIA Technologies, Inc. "The launch of the first integrated graphics chipset for the Intel Pentium 4 reinforces VIA's leadership position in developing DDR memory based chipset solutions for the most powerful processors available"

The VIA ProSavageDDR P4M266 with a 400MHz Front Side Bus, the high performance DDR 200/266 memory controller from the VIA Apollo P4X266, and the S3 Graphics ProSavage8 core yields a mix of power, flexibility and value. Supporting up to 4.0GB of DDR memory, the VIA ProSavageDDR P4M266 leverages the power of the P4 processor, enabling multitasking capabilities and allowing corporate and consumer customers to fully exploit Microsoft Windows XP and Office XP applications, with significant headroom for the next generation of software applications and Internet technologies.

On industry standard benchmarks such as 3D Winmark, the VIA ProSavageDDR P4M266 provides performance gains of up to 100% when compared with systems using an Intel Pentium III processor and Intel 815 chipset, the current desktop standard.

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