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Heinz68
08-11-08, 12:33 PM
Could NVIDIA be next?

VIA quits motherboard chipset business

VIA is now focusing on x86 processors and the integrated motherboard market, rather than chipsets for third-party CPUs

Previously one of the best chipset makers for enthusiasts looking for high performance on a budget, VIA has told Custom PC that it now sees no future in making chipsets for third parties such as Intel and AMD.

Speaking to Custom PC, VIA’s vice president of corporate marketing in Taiwan, Richard Brown, explained that: ‘One of the main reasons we originally moved into the x86 processor business was because we believed that ultimately the third party chipset market would disappear, and we would need to have the capability to provide a complete platform.’

‘That has indeed come to pass,’ said Brown. He also added that ‘Intel provides the vast majority of chipsets for its processors and, following its purchase of ATI, AMD is also moving very quickly in the same direction.’
Read more at customPC (http://www.custompc.co.uk/news/604608/via-quits-motherboard-chipset-business.html)

nekrosoft13
08-11-08, 12:45 PM
AthlonXP1800 the ATI doomsday oracle
Heinz68 the nvidia doomsday oracle

Q
08-11-08, 12:46 PM
Could NVIDIA be next?


Read more at customPC (http://www.custompc.co.uk/news/604608/via-quits-motherboard-chipset-business.html)

Thank God. VIA always had the WORST chipsets. Awful, AWFUL.

It looks like they'll still make chipsets for their internal boards/processors.

Tr1cK
08-11-08, 12:50 PM
I always liked ULI and SIS a lot more than VIA.

saturnotaku
08-11-08, 01:03 PM
I always liked ULI and SIS a lot more than VIA.

ECS K7S5A FTW!!11 :D

npras42
08-11-08, 01:05 PM
If I remember correctly, VIA had 2 great chipsets for Socket 754 AMD Athlon64s and Semprons.

Still I havent heard anything significant from them for a while now so I doubt they'll be missed much.

Tr1cK
08-11-08, 01:10 PM
ECS K7S5A FTW!!11 :D

Had it, it was a tough beast!

My first modern PC build had a ULI chipset for the super socket 7. I had my K6-2 400 up to 504mhz on that bad boy!

Heinz68
08-11-08, 07:34 PM
AthlonXP1800 the ATI doomsday oracle
Heinz68 the nvidia doomsday oracle
First off all I didn't predict anything I only asked very simple question.
How can this be compared to 'AthlonXP1800' about zilion times predictions about AMD death.

So you must be the master of cheap shots.

The reason I asked the simple question was this part of the article:
‘Intel provides the vast majority of chipsets for its processors and, following its purchase of ATI, AMD is also moving very quickly in the same direction.’

saturnotaku
08-11-08, 07:37 PM
If I remember correctly, VIA had 2 great chipsets for Socket 754 AMD Athlon64s and Semprons.

My KT133A and KT400A boards served me very well back in the day.

jcrox
08-11-08, 09:35 PM
I'm not even sure which chipset it is but my parents are still using my old MSI VIA 939 Mobo with an AMD64 3000 in it... heck, I think it might still be over clocked lol.

CaptNKILL
08-12-08, 08:12 AM
This doesn't surprise me at all.

VIA hasn't been a big player in the desktop motherboard market in YEARS, and they have just been getting more and more buried lately with the advances in onboard graphics from nvidia and AMD (even Intel's X3100 is far better than via unicrap).

Their ITX setups aren't bad for tiny integrated systems though. Slow as dirt, but a mini itx board+2Ghz integrated CPU uses like 10-15w of power and doesn't need any cooling.

bknblk
08-15-08, 05:37 PM
My KT133A and KT400A boards served me very well back in the day.


Same here.

Woodelf
09-02-08, 05:16 PM
ECS K7S5A FTW!!11 :D

I'll take mine with cheepoman.:D

Mr Bigman
09-03-08, 03:36 PM
These are the signs of the times.

Doesn't suprise me any since we have 3 chipsets battling for 1.

namuk
09-07-08, 09:49 AM
not had a VIA mb for years . not surprised