VIA and MSI announce K8T800 chipset-based MS-9130 server motherboard

Latest Update: Wed, 20 Aug 2003
VIA® Technologies and Micro-Star International (MSI™) today announced the availability of the MS-9130 motherboard for workstations and servers. Based on VIA's K8T800 chipset, the MS-9130 supports dual Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Opteron processors and AGP 8x.

Said to be the world's first AMD64 compatible chipset with support for dual processing and the latest professional class 3D graphics cards, the VIA K8T800 chipset features a high speed, low-latency HyperTransport link to the processor and support for dual-channel DDR333 SDRAM.

Paired with the VIA® VT8237 south bridge, the VIA K8T800 chipset also features V-RAID, the industry's first integrated multi-configuration Serial ATA (SATA)/RAID controller, enabling RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations on the MS-9130 board for optimal data integrity and storage performance.

"By combining the high throughput HyperTransport bus with the very latest in integrated I/O technology, such as Serial ATA and the advanced V-RAID function, the K8T800 chipset provides the ideal platform for AMD Dual Opteron processor workstations based on our MS-9130," commented Jeans Huang, senior vice president of MSI™.

The MS-9130 board supports dual Socket 940 AMD Opteron processors and can accommodate up to 8GB of DDR333 memory. The ATX form factor board features two serial ports and a further two ATA-133 IDE ports, an AGP Pro slot and expandability via four USB ports and four PCI slots.





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