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VIA Apollo MVP4 - VIA Technologies, Inc.
 
Combining rich built-in AGP2X graphics with optimized support for the highest-speed VIA Cyrix® MII™ and AMD-K6™ processors and highly-efficient power management capabilities, the VIA Apollo MVP4 chipset provides a compelling solution for building full-featured, energy-efficient Value PCs, Internet Appliances, and notebooks based on. the Super Socket 7 platform
 
The Ultimate Super Socket 7 Integrated Platform

The VIA Apollo MVP4 chipset couples the rich graphics capabilities of the Trident Blade3D graphics engine with the proven reliability, compatibility, and performance of the VIA MVP3 chipset, to provide the ultimate Super Socket 7 platform for building powerful yet cost-effective Value PCs, Internet Appliances, and notebooks. Key features include the following:

Vibrant Integrated AGP2X Capabilities

The VIA Apollo MVP4 chipset integrates the Trident Blade3D AGP graphics engine to deliver vibrant graphics capabilities for running 2D/3D software and Internet applications.

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

Through its flexible 66/75/83/95/100MHz Front Side Bus, the VIA Apollo MVP4 chipset 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. This provides the flexibility that customers need to configure their Value PCs, Internet Appliances, and notebooks for a wide spectrum of price points.

 
Integrated Multimedia & Connectivity Features

The VIA Apollo MVP4 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 MVP4 chipset is based on an innovative and scaleable architecture with proven reliability and performance. It is a two-chip set consisting of the VT8501 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

 
 
Features & Benefits Summary

 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.
Trident Blade3D AGP Graphics Engine Delivers rich AGP graphics capabilities for demanding software and Internet multimedia applications with comprehensive driver support.

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 'n' Play connections to the growing number of USB peripherals and enables Legacy Free system designs.
* Requires onboard audio Codec or AMR expansion slot on the motherboard.