Both VIA Technologies, a leading chipset maker, and ASUSTeK Computer, a top maker of mainboards, said Monday ASUS would release its mainboards based on VIA K8T890 core-logic shortly, denying a report about cancellation of the mainboard by ASUSTeK Computer.
The mainboard manufacturer claimed it was wrongly understood by journalists about canceling the plans to use the VIA K8T890 core-logic, reports Hard Tecs 4U web-site, and had only planned to stop sending its A8V-E Deluxe to reviewers because of lower than expected performance that was a consequence of faulty BIOS version. A VIA representative called the information “completely untrue” and assured X-bit labs the company has strong relations with ASUSTeK.
VIA, who has been traditionally leading chipset market of AMD processors, currently pins a lot of hope on AMD64 market because of higher margins. It is now unclear when mainboards based on VIA K8T890 are expected to emerge in retail. Mainboards with PCI Express and designed for AMD64 chips based on NVIDIA’s nForce4 and ATI’s RADEON XPRESS 200 are expected to be available commercially in December, 2004, or January, 2005. Typically VIA tends to be the first, or in-line with other chipset designers, with its products that offer certain innovative functionality.
ASUS Denies VIA K8T890 Mainboard Cancellation
ASUS Blames BIOS, Low Performance for Delay
Published in: Hardware on 2004-12-08