Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.
VIA Technologies has launched a new Chipset that supports DDR2 and PCI Express for their processing platform. The VIA CN800 IGP Chipset supports the VIA C7-D and supports PCI-E graphics, DDR2, UniChrome Pro graphics, and more. Information on today's announcement can be found here.