The VIA ProSavageDDR P4M266 is the first integrated core logic solution
for the Intel Pentium 4 processor platform. Harnessing the industry-leading
performance of DDR (Double Data Rate) SDRAM, the flexibility of VIA
Modular Architecture Platform (V-MAP) design, and the rich graphics
performance of the enhanced S3 Graphics ProSavage8™ 2D/3D engine,
the VIA ProSavageDDR P4M266 reduces system cost while delivering unprecedented
performance and stability.
The VIA ProSavageDDR P4M266 with a 400MHz Front Side Bus, the high
performance DDR 200/266 memory controller from the VIA Apollo P4X266,
and the superb performance of the enhanced S3 Graphics ProSavage8™
core yields an unbeatable mix of power, flexibility and value. Supporting
enhanced 128-bit 3D and 2D engines, effective AGP 8X equivalent internal
bandwidth throughput through 128-bit data paths, 32MB of Frame Buffer
capability and digital video DXVA Motion Compensation for smooth digital video playback,
the integrated S3 Graphics ProSavage8&trade' core provides class leading
2D,3D, video quality and performance. Flexibility is enhanced by an
optional external AGP slot to enable future upgrades if required.
Supporting up to 4.0GB of DDR memory, the VIA ProSavageDDR P4M266
leverages the power of the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor to full effect,
enabling outstanding multitasking capabilities. The VIA ProSavageDDR
P4M266 allows corporate and consumer customers to fully exploit Microsoft
Windows® XP and Office XP applications, and provides significant headroom
for the next generation of software applications and Internet technologies.
On industry standard benchmarks such as 3D Winmark, the VIA ProSavageDDR
P4M266 enables performance gains of up to 100% when compared with
integrated systems based on the Intel Pentium® III processor, the
previous standard for mainstream desktop computing.
The VIA ProSavageDDR P4M266 also boasts the latest South Bridge
technology with first to market innovations like integrated 3Com®
networking in the VT8233C and the introduction of Ultra ATA-133 in
the VT8233A. Ultra ATA-133, offering 33% more bandwidth between hard
drive and CPU, enables the VIA ProSavageDDR P4M266 to deliver more
performance in data intensive applications like business productivity
software than rival mainstream desktop platforms. In addition to these
performance features the P4M266 features integrated AC'97 audio, MC'97
modem support, 6 USB ports, and Advanced Power Management.
The VIA ProSavageDDR P4M266 also has an external AGP port for graphics
upgrades and supports PC133 SDRAM to provide the scalability that
OEMs and System Integrators need to build systems spanning a complete
spectrum of price points using a single platform.
of VIA P4M266
Unparalleled Memory and Graphics Performance
The high performance DDR subsystem of the VIA ProSavageDDR P4M266,
offering up to 2.1GB/sec, or AGP 8X equivalent memory bandwidth,
greatly increases the performance of the enhanced S3 Graphics ProSavage8™
VIA Modular Architecture Platform (V-MAP)
The VIA ProSavageDDR P4M266 provides OEMs and SIs with unparalleled
flexibility and scalability for existing and future PC designs. As
a modular solution, both the North Bridge and South Bridge of the
VIA ProSavageDDR P4M266 are completely pin compatible with current
products, such as the VT8233C South Bridge with integrated 3Com Ethernet,
and the VIA Apollo P4X266 North Bridge. V-MAP maximizes flexibility
when designing a platform around the VIA ProSavageDDR P4M266 chipset.
This enables OEMs and SIs to save costs and speed up time to market
by offering systems covering a full spectrum of system price points
based on a single motherboard platform.