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VIA Announces Chipset Support For AMD Athlon XP 3200+ With 400Mhz FSB
Posted by [PM], 05/13/2003 09:49 AM
VIA Technologies, Inc. today announced that the forthcoming VIA Apollo KT600 and VIA UniChrome KM400A chipsets will support the new AMD Athlon XP 3200+ processors with 400 FSB. The advanced 400 Front Side Bus at 3.2GB/s will match the data transfer capacity of the VIA Apollo KT600 FastStream64 Memory Controller using DDR400 (PC3200) memory. This balanced configuration can minimize memory latency and enable the full performance potential of the AMD Athlon XP processor 3200+.
Supporting DDR266/333/400 SDRAM memory and a full range of 266/333/400MHz Processor Bus AMD Athlon? XP processors, the VIA Apollo KT600 provides lightning fast access to system memory and delivers exceptional performance across the application spectrum. DDR400 offers 3.2GB/s of memory bandwidth through VIA's low latency, FastStream64 memory controller, while AGP 8X delivers 2.1GB/s of bandwidth to the graphics engine, improving image quality and 3D performance in the highest resolution conditions. The VIA Apollo KT600 North Bridge is connected to the new VIA VT8237 South Bridge through a fast 8X V-Link 533MB/s connection. With support for Serial ATA in the VT8237, supplying 150MB/s of bandwidth to your hard drive, as well as support for up to eight USB 2.0 ports, the VT8237 offers the highest possible peripheral performance for professional and home users. In SATA mode, the VIA VT8237 also provides multi level RAID support including RAID level 0 for maximum performance, RAID Level 1 for maximum security, RAID level 0+1 and JBOD. The VIA VT8237 also features support for up to two Parallel ATA-133 devices, extending flexibility to the system integrator by allowing for mainstream or value configurations leveraging the existing technology standard. Additional features include a VIA MAC for 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet connectivity, integrated PCI support, VIA Vinyl Six-channel Audio and an MC'97 modem. The KT600 also benefits from the advanced unified VIA Hyperion 4-in-1 driver set, delivering seamless compatibility with the latest software and hardware. Features VIA Apollo KT600 VIA Apollo KT400A North Bridge Processor Support AMD Athlon? XP AMD Athlon? XP Front Side Bus 266/333/400MHz 266/333MHz Memory Bus 266/333/400MHz 266/333/400MHz AGP Support AGP4X/8X AGP4X/8X Memory Type DDR266/333/400 DDR266/333/400 Max. Memory 4.0GB 4.0GB South Bridge VT8237 VT8235CE North/South Bridge Link 8X V-Link (533MB/sec) 8X V-Link (533MB/sec) Integrated Audio VIA Vinyl Six-TRAC six- channel AC'97 audio VIA Vinyl Six-TRAC six- channel AC'97 audio Integrated Modem MC'97 MC'97 Integrated Network Controller VIA MAC 10/100 Ethernet VIA MAC 10/100 Ethernet PCI Devices/Slots 6 slots 6 slots IDE Dual Channel Serial ATA directly supports two SATA devices SATAlite? interface expands support for two additional SATA devices through optional external Serial ATA PHY Dual Channel Parallel ATA (up to 4 devices) Parallel ATA (up to 4 devices) VIA RAID RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 0+1Supports SATA and ATA-133 standards USB 8 ports 6 ports Super I/O LPC Super I/O LPC Super I/O IO APIC Yes Yes Power Management ACPI/APM/PCI/PM ACPI/APM/PCI/PM Key Features: Supports full range of AMD Athlon? XP processors 266/333/400MHz FSB settings Supports up to 4.0GB DDR266/333/400 SDRAM Support for AGP 4X/8X 8X V-Link 533MB/s high bandwidth North/South Bridge interconnect Integrated VIA Vinyl? Six-TRAC six-channel AC'97 audio Serial ATA support for up to 4 devices RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 0+1 support, including Disk Striping and Disk Mirroring VIA RAID Software Configuration Program (supports Windows® & Linux) Parallel ATA 33/66/100/133 support for up to 4 devices Support for up to 8 USB 2.0/USB 1.1 ports, UHCI compliant Integrated MC'97 Modem Integrated 10/100 Fast Ethernet MAC Advanced power management capabilities including ACPI/OnNow 664-pin BGA North Bridge 539-pin BGA VT8237 South Bridge Source: VIA Technologies
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