VIA KT266 - The New Standard for Socket A Performance PCs
Coupling support for high-bandwidth DDR266 SDRAM with a 266MHz Front
Side Bus and VIA's new high-speed V-Link Hub Architecture, the VIA
Apollo KT266 provides the ultimate balanced platform for building
the next generation of ultra-powerful AMD Athlon™ processor based
servers, workstations, and PC systems.
The VIA Apollo KT266 provides the highest performance and most scalable
chipset solution for the latest AMD Athlon™ processors with a 266MHz
Front Side Bus. Through its advanced V-Link memory controller architecture,
the VIA Apollo KT266 chipset supports up to 4.0GB of the latest high-speed
DDR200/266 SDRAM at a peak bandwidth of 2.1GB per second. These advanced
memory technologies provide the bandwidth and performance necessary
for even the most demanding Internet and 3D graphics applications
at a minimal cost premium over PC133 SDRAM.
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Innovative & Scalable Architecture
The VIA Apollo KT266 chipset is based on an innovative and scalable
architecture with proven reliability and performance. It is a two-chip
set consisting of the VT8366 North Bridge Controller and the VT8233
South Bridge Controller (see the block diagram below). Additional
key features include support for six USB ports, AC-97 link for audio
and modem, hardware monitoring, and ACPI/OnNow power management.