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VIA P4X533

This product is available fully ROHS-compliant.

The VIA Apollo P4X533 is a flexible, high-performance chipset, offering the ideal platform for building mainstream systems featuring Intel® Pentium® 4 processors as well as Intel® Celeron™ processors. Featuring an advanced DDR memory controller, supporting high-speed DDR333/266/200 SDRAM, the VIA P4X533 also supports AGP8X to enable connections to all the latest high performance graphic cards. With a 533/400MHz front side bus, the P4X533 allows a broad range of Intel Pentium 4 and Celeron processors to perform to their full potential.

Utilizing the innovative VIA Modular Architecture Platform (V-MAP), the P4X533 can be paired with a variety of VIA South Bridges including the VIA VT8237R Plus and the VIA VT8235. The highly acclaimed VIA VT8237R Plus features integrated Serial ATA and V-RAID, 10/100 Ethernet, USB2.0, and support for VIA Vinyl Audio. Additionally, the VIA P4X533 can also be combined with an unparalleled range of VIA companion controller chips, enabling features including Gigabit Ethernet and Firewire.

Features of VIA P4X533

VIA P4X533
North Bridge  
Processor Support

Intel® Pentium® 4, Intel® Celeron™

Hyper Threading Support Yes
Front Side Bus 400/533MHz
Memory Support 200/266/333/ 400MHz
AGP Support AGP 8X/4X
Memory Type DDR200/266/333 SDRAM
Max. Memory 16GB
South Bridge VIA VT8237R Plus
North/South Bridge Link VIA V-Link (533MB/s)

VIA Vinyl™ 6-channel Audio (AC'97 integrated)


VIA Velocity Gigabit Ethernet companion controller

VIA integrated 10/100 Fast Ethernet

Modem MC'97
PCI Devices/Slots

6 slots


Dual Channel Serial ATA supports 2 SATA devices

SATALite™ interface for two additional SATA devices 4 total)

V-RAID RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 0+1* & JBOD (SATA)
PATA Dual Channel Parallel ATA133 (up to 4 devices)
USB 8 ports
I/O Protocols I/O APIC / LPC Super I/0
Power Management ACPI/APM/PCI/PM

Benefits of VIA P4X533

VIA DualStream64 is the world's most intelligent dual channel memory controller featuring revolutionary new intuitive technologies. The VIA DualStream64™ memory controller enables lightning fast access to system memory and optimum system performance through an enhanced data prefetch protocol and improved memory branch predictions. Further performance enhancements include a larger on-chip branch table and a tighter read/write turn-around for improved clock timings.

Native Serial ATA/RAID Support
The VIA DriveStation™ Advanced Connectivity Suite with native dual channel Serial ATA/RAID controller, provides direct support for two 150MB/s Serial ATA devices and its unique SATAlite™ interface expands support for two additional SATA devices. The V-RAID controller features native RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 0+1*, ensuring optimum data integrity and system performance. User friendly software interface enables easy disk array configuration.

VIA Vinyl Multichannel Audio Suite
Delivering rich, warm surround sound at resolutions as high as 24/96 through up to six- or eight-channel outputs, the VIA Vinyl Audio 5.1 surround sound and VIA Vinyl Gold Audio 7.1 surround sound enables crisp, clear performance, representing the highest levels of audio quality in a mainstream integrated or onboard solution.

Unified VIA Hyperion 4in1 Drivers
VIA's unified approach to drivers has been established for eight generations of chipsets, allowing end users to benefit from seamless hardware and software compatibility.

* RAID Level 0+1 requires four Serial ATA drives; support for the two additional drives can only be implemented with two external Serial ATA ports enabled through a SATALite PHY.

Key Features

» Supports full range of Intel® Pentium® 4 processors
» Hyper-Threading Technology support
» 800/533/400MHz FSB settings
» Supports up to 8GB Dual Channel DDR400/333/266
» Support for AGP 8X/4X
» Asynchronous bus architecture
» Ultra V-Link 1066 MB/sec high bandwidth North/South Bridge interconnect
» Support for VIA Vinyl 6-channel & Vinyl Gold 8-channel Audio
» Serial ATA support for up to 4 devices
» Integrated V-RAID with RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1*, and JBOD (SATA) support
» Parallel ATA133/100/66 support for up to 4 devices
» Support for up to 8 USB 2.0/USB 1.1 ports, UHCI compliant
» Support for VIA Velocity Gigabit Ethernet companion controller & Integrated 10/100 Fast Ethernet
» Integrated MC'97 Modem
» Advanced power management capabilities including ACPI/OnNow
» 819-pin BGA North Bridge
» 539-pin BGA VT8237R Plus South Bridge


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