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VIA launches KT266A chipset (0 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 3-September-2001  12:26:15 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Big news for today: VIA have announced their KT266A chipset. This is the long-rumoured "version 2" of KT266, a SocketA motherboard chipset allowing the use of DDR memory. From the press-release:

The VIA Apollo KT266A is the first chipset from VIA to include Performance Driven Design, which includes tightened timings and deeper queues to greatly increase memory and system bus performance. Supporting DDR200/266 memory and a full range of 200/266MHz Front Side Bus AMD Athlon™ and Duron™ processors, the VIA Apollo KT266A provides lightning fast access to system memory and delivers performance gains of up to 20% over competitors’ products.

The VIA Apollo KT266A is part of the V-MAP (VIA Modular Architecture Platform) family of chipsets, which guarantees pin compatibility across a wide range of VIA DDR products. V-MAP allows motherboard manufacturers, OEMs, and System Integrators to serve different market segments on a single, unified platform design. It can be paired with a choice of VT8233/VT8233C South Bridges, which are connected through the chipset’s high bandwidth V-Link Hub Architecture. Other key features include AGP4X, ATA-100, and PC133 support, as well as integrated six channel advanced audio, six USB ports, LPC bus, and integrated 10/100Mbps Ethernet and Home PNA, AC-97 audio, MC-97 modem, and support for AMD’s second generation PowerNow! Technology.


Some more info here on VIA's site.

Reviews:
here on HardOCP.
here on AMDMB.
here on Accelenation.
here on LegionHardware.
here on VIAHW.
here on OCWB.
here on xbit.
here on TomsHardware.



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