VIA announces P4PB Pro motherboard with Firewire
VIA today announced the P4PB Pro motherboard. The mainboard is equipped with the P4X333 Northbridge and the recently released VT8235 Southbridge. This chipset already offers AGP 8x support and also supports fast PC333 memory.
In contrast to its recently introduced brother , the P4PB, the P4PB Pro includes an onboard IEEE 1394 and LAN Controller. For these features, however, you have to forego raid support, which makes the additional 'Pro' abbreviation almost absurd.
The P4PB Pro is available in a version with (P4PB Pro-FL) and without (P4PB Pro-L) integrated Firewire controller available. Unfortunately, it is not known at which prices the two boards will be sold.