VIA KT133 - The Market Leader for Mainstream Socket A Platforms
The VIA Apollo KT133 was the first chipset available
supporting Athlon™ and AMD Duron™ Socket A processors.
In terms of price - performance and scalabiltiy it is
widely recognized as the leading chipset of its type,
and has ensured that VIA - AMD based platforms, with
their superior value and compelling feature sets, blaze
a trail for others to follow.
The VIA Apollo KT133 chipset unleashes the full performance
potential of AMD's Athlon™ and Duron™ Socket A processors
by providing an extensive high-end feature-set that
includes 200MHz FSB, AGP4X, PC133 memory and ATA-66.
The AGP4X interface enables the graphics controller
to access the main memory at double the speed of previous
platforms, ensuring rich 3D graphics and video performance
on your AMD processor-based PC system. The ATA 66 interface
on the VIA Apollo KT133 chipset helps boost system performance
by providing a high-speed connection to powerful ATA
66 Hard Disk Drives, delivering maximum sustained data
transfer rates of 66MB/sec.
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Innovative & Scalable Architecture
The VIA Apollo KT133 is based on an innovative and scalable
architecture with proven reliability and performance.
It is a two-chip set consisting of the VT8363 North
Bridge controller and the VT82C686A South Bridge controller,
see the block diagram below. Additional key features
include support four USB ports, AC-97 link for audio
and modem, hardware monitoring, and power management.