New VIA southbridge with 8 instead of 4 INT lines
Proponents of the VIA chipsets, which have become famous due to various problems, will in future have to defend less against one disadvantage, because with the Southbridge VT8235 produced for the KT400, VIA will increase the number of possible INT lines from 4 to 8.
This sentence is worded so carefully because the past has shown that some mainboards with ALi or SiS Chipsets, the possibilities here are sometimes not exhausted because the mainboard manufacturers like to save costs here and do not wire all INT lines. Furthermore, our partner site Planet3D Now !, reports that 4 of the 8 existing INTs are only available for onboard devices, such as integrated sound chips, network cards or USB ports. But also that you can still use 4 INT lines for the AGP graphics card and the various PCI cards is a misconception in the case where RAID controllers or other chips from third-party manufacturers are still used on the mainboard they exchange their data with the remaining system components via the PCI bus. Despite these restrictions, this is certainly very good news for all troubled PC users whose PCI cards have seen every slot at least once.