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VIA Apollo MVP3 - VIA Technologies, Inc.
 
The VIA Apollo MVP3 delivers proven reliability, compatibility, and performance on a an energy-efficient Super Socket Seven platform that provides the ideal core logic solution for competitively-priced Value PCs, Internet Appliances, and notebooks.
 
Scalable & Cost-Effective Super Socket 7 Platform

Complementing optimized support for the highest-speed VIA Cyrix® MII™ and AMD-K6™ processors with highly efficient power management capabilities, the VIA Apollo MVP3 delivers unrivaled scalability and performance for Super Socket Seven based desktop and mobile PC systems. Key features include the following:

Flexible 66/75/83/95/100MHz Front Side Bus Settings


Through its flexible 66/75/83/95/100MHz Front Side Bus, the VIA Apollo MVP3 chipset optimizes the performance of a complete range of desktop and mobile AMD-K6™, AMD-K6-2™, AMD-K6-II™I, and VIA Cyrix® MII™ processors running at speeds of up to 533MHz. This provides the flexibility that customers need to configure their Value PCs, Internet Appliances, and notebooks for a wide spectrum of price points.

100MHz Memory Bus

The VIA Apollo MVP3 chipset supports up to 768MB PC100 and Virtual Channel SDRAM, providing ample headroom for running even the most demanding Internet and software applications.

 
Vibrant AGP2X Graphics Performance

The AGP2X interface on the VIA MVP3 chipset ensures vibrant 3D graphics and video performance.

Integrated Multimedia & Connectivity Features

The VIA Apollo MVP3 chipset comes with a wide range of additional integrated features that help minimize the cost of building Value PCs, Internet Appliances, and notebooks without sacrificing features and performance. These include integrated AC-97 audio, Super I/O, USB, and hardware monitoring capabilities, plus support for ATA-66 and advanced power management.

Flexible Desktop & Notebook PC Chipset Architecture

The VIA Apollo MVP3 chipset is based on an innovative and scaleable architecture with proven reliability and performance. It is a two-chip set consisting of the VT82C598AT North Bridge Controller paired with the VT82C686A South Bridge Controller for full-featured systems or the VT82C596B Mobile South Bridge Controller for mobile systems, as shown in the block diagram below.

Block Diagram

 
 
Unique Features of the VIA Apollo MVP3
 Features Benefits
Flexible 66/75/83/95/100MHz Front Side Bus Settings Optimizes the performance of a complete range of desktop and mobile AMD-K6™, AMD-K6-2™, AMD-K6-III™, and VIA Cyrix® MII® processors running at speeds of up to 533MHz.
100MHz Memory Bus Support for up to 768MB PC100 and Virtual Channel SDRAM, providing ample headroom for running even the most demanding Internet and software applications.

AGP2X Interface

Delivers vibrant AGP graphics capabilities for demanding software and Internet multimedia applications.

ATA-66 Support

Enhances PC system responsiveness through high-speed HDD connections.

AC-97 Audio

Provides cost-effective solution for delivering high-quality audio capabilities.*

Support for Four USB Ports

Provides convenient plug and play connections to the growing number of USB peripherals and enables Legacy Free system designs.
* Requires onboard audio CODEC or AMR expansion slot on motherboard