AnandTech heeft de press release gepost waarin VIA officieel de KT133 chipset aankondigt voor de Duron en Athlon 'Thunderbird' Socket A processors:
Taipei, Taiwan, June 5, 2000 – VIA Technologies, Inc today announced the launch of the VIA Apollo KT133 chipset, enabling the migration from Slot A to the new Socket A AMD Athlon™ and AMD Duron™ processors. Featuring the proven architecture of the highly-acclaimed VIA Apollo KX133 chipset, the VIA Apollo KT133 chipset delivers the same advanced performance benefits to the Socket A platform, including a 200MHz Front Side Bus, AGP4X, and support for PC133 memory.
We are proud to enable the AMD Socket A platform with the VIA Apollo KT133 chipset," said Wen Chi Chen, President and CEO of VIA Technologies, Inc. "The combination of VIA’s industry-leading chipset technology with the AMD Athlon™ and AMD Duron™ processors makes for a formidable platform encompassing all the value, mainstream and performance segments of the PC market."
AMD is excited to continue our close relationship with VIA, and to have VIA produce its dependable chipset solutions for the AMD Athlon™ and AMD Duron™ processors," said Richard Heye, Vice President and General Manager, AMD's Texas Microprocessor Division. "Combining the VIA Apollo KT133 chipset with an AMD processor, system manufacturers can build powerful and feature rich PCs.
The VIA Apollo KT133 is a two-chip set, consisting of the VT8363 North Bridge and VT82C686A “Super” South Bridge. It comes with a full set of advanced features specifically designed to optimize the performance of the Socket A AMD Athlon™ and AMD Duron™ processors, including a 200MHz AGP4X, and support for high-speed PC133 SDRAM.
- Supports AMD Athlon and AMD Duron processors
- 200MHz Front Side Bus
- Supports up to 2.0 GB of 100/133MHz SDRAM and VCM memory types
- PCI 2.2
- ATA 33/66
- 4 USB ports
- Integrated AC-Link for AC-97 audio and HSP Modem
- Integrated Super I/O and Hardware Monitoring
- Integrated KBC, RTC
- Advanced system power management with ACPI and OnNow
- North Bridge: 552-pin BGA VT8363
- South Bridge: 352-pin BGA VT82C686A
Price and Availability
The VIA Apollo KT133 chipset is manufactured at TSMC in a .35 micron, 3 metal layer process. The VIA Apollo KT133 chipset is in volume production now and is priced at $34 in OEM quantities. Motherboards featuring the VIA Apollo KT133 chipset are available from all leading mainboard vendors. Please contact VIA for more information.