As the PC migrates to an increasingly multimedia device, the chipset South Bridge enables critical functionality for this demanding role. As the amount of multimedia data on the PC increases, the chipset South Bridge enables quick transfer of that data, and the capability to store the data with maximum security and redundancy, so as to ensure that important data can remain for a lifetime. The Chipset South Bridge also provides high speed links to the latest devices such as PVR recorders and network connections, giving the modern day PC ever increasing living room functionality.
The VIA VT8251 brings to market full PCI Express connectivity, along with support for the latest peripheral devices including advanced 3.0Gb/s SATA hard drives, and high definition audio. The VIA VT8251 can be enabled on a complete range of VIA core logic chipset platforms supporting the full spectrum of Intel®, AMD and VIA processors.
VIA VT8251 Block Diagram
» Supports full range of Intel® Pentium® 4, Intel® Celeron®, AMD Athlon™64, AMD Opteron™, VIA C7®, VIA C3® and VIA Eden® processors
» Ultra V-Link 1GB/s high bandwidth North/South Bridge interconnect
» Support for 2 PCI Express x1 connections
» Support for VIA HD Audio & Vinyl Gold Audio
» Serial ATA II support for up to 4 devices
» Integrated V-RAID with RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5 and JBOD (SATA) support
» Parallel ATA133/100/66 support for up to 4 devices
» Support for up to 8 USB 2.0/USB 1.1 ports, UHCI compliant
» Support for VIA Velocity Gigabit Ethernet companion controller & Integrated 10/100 Fast Ethernet
» Integrated MC’97 Modem