VIA KT133A - A Seamless Path to Greater Performance
The VIA Apollo KT133A chipset adds an ultra-fast 266MHz Front Side
Bus and support for second generation PowerNow! technology to the
market-leading VIA Apollo KT133, providing a powerful and highly scaleable
solution for a complete range of AMD Athlon™ and AMD Duron™ processors.
The VIA Apollo KT133A chipset provides motherboard manufacturers and
OEMs with a seamless path for upgrading existing Socket A product
designs to take full advantage of the enhanced performance of the
latest AMD Athlon™ processors with a 266MHz Front Side Bus running
at speeds up to 1.33GHz.
Featuring flexible 266/200MHz Front Side Bus settings, the VIA Apollo
KT133A is designed to optimise the performance of a complete range
of AMD Athlon™ and AMD Duron™ processors, including the latest generation
of AMD Athlon™ processors with a 266MHz Front Side Bus. Through its
advanced memory controller architecture, the VIA Apollo KT133A chipset
supports up to 1.5GB of high-speed PC133 SDRAM and VC133 DRAM. These
leading-edge memory technologies provide the bandwidth and performance
necessary for even the most demanding Internet and 3D graphics applications.
The ATA 33/66/100 interface on the VIA Apollo KT133A chipset helps
boost system performance by providing a high-speed connection to the
new generation of ATA100 Hard Disk Drives, delivering maximum sustained
data transfer rates of 100MB/sec.
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Innovative & Scalable Architecture
The VIA Apollo KT133A is based on an innovative and scalable architecture
with proven reliability and performance. It is a two-chip set consisting
of the VT8363A North Bridge controller and the VT82C686B South Bridge
controller. Additional key features include support four USB ports,
AC-97 link for audio and modem, hardware monitoring, and power management.