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Old 03-07-07, 11:42 AM
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VIA might abandon chipset business

VIA may be pulling the pin to explore interests in other areas.

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Old 03-07-07, 11:56 AM
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Darn.
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Old 03-07-07, 12:05 PM
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Darn.
Amen .

If you needed a cheap, reliable, non-overclocking board Via were the choice.
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Old 03-07-07, 12:21 PM
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Its a big shame, but I don't blame them considering they always play 2nd fiddle to just about every other chipset maker.

They do make some decent chipsets these days, but they get zero recognition.
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Old 03-07-07, 12:26 PM
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Tis a shame definetly, I quite like their chipsets. Whilst not as popular or maybe as good as other chipsets, they are/were reliable.
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Old 03-07-07, 12:44 PM
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It's a shame I guess as they were cheap.

But their chipsets are/were probably the most problematic. Over the years I have repaired loads of systems with problems caused by Via chipsets/drivers.

Not surprising tho, as XMS said they always were second fiddle and with intel producing some excellent mobo's for not a lot more, why go cheap?
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Old 03-07-07, 01:00 PM
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This is sad news.

I have never been let down by a VIA chipset.

I found they where very good for the normal run of the mill stuff.
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Old 03-07-07, 03:21 PM
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i hope they focus more on there midget stuff.
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Old 03-07-07, 04:12 PM
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Had a few good Via based AXP boards back in the day. I still use Via chipsets to this day for PC's I build for people. Stable, reliable, quick @ stock. It's a shame.
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Old 05-07-07, 10:07 AM
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thats not good via where great little chips better than the sis ones
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