VIA plans all-in-one AMD chipsets for late 2007
Despite posting losses of around $19.7 million for the third quarter, VIA isn't ready to give up just yet. A new story over at HKEPC says the company is cooking up two brand-new, all-in-one chipsets for AMD's next-generation processors. To be named KT960 and KM960, the two chipsets will support HyperTransport 3.0 and provide for one PCI Express x16 slot, two PCIe x1 slots, one IDE channel, four 300MB/s Serial ATA ports with Native Command Queuing and RAID, and Gigabit Ethernet. The KM960 will differentiate itself from its sibling by integrating VIA Chrome9 "HD" graphics, which HKEPC suggests will be a version of VIA's current Chrome9 IGP with a faster core clock and built-in HDMI output with HDCP copy protection.
Both KM960 and KT960 are reportedly scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2007. According to rumors from last month, that's the same quarter AMD is supposed to introduce dual-core "Arcturus" and single-core "Spica" derivatives of its next-gen quad-core processors.