Despite having been announced as a partner last month, Asus has no plans to use the VIA K8T890 chipset, it has been revealed.
Just last month, everything seemed pretty rosy for Asus and the VIA K8T890:
"At a series of global press days, VIA, AMD and key industry partners will showcase an array of cutting edge gaming PCs and multimedia devices featuring the advanced architecture of VIA K8T890 Series chipsets and the unparalleled processing power of AMD64 processors. VIA industry partners demonstrating products include ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, ABIT, Soltek, Albatron and Shuttle, as well leading system integrators such as Fujitsu Siemens."
However, in recent announcements Asus has said that they have no plans to utilize VIA’s K8T890 core-logic, VIA’s first chipset with PCI Express interconnection for AMD Athlon 64, Athlon 64 FX and Sempron processors.