Ace's Hardware heeft een posting met VIA chipset info, afkomstig van een aantal onleesbare Taiwanese nieuwssites:
VIA has been in a lot of spotlight lately and they have gained so much momentum from PC133 initiative, Cyrix and Centaur buyouts etc. that they are now aiming high to overtake Intel as the World's main chipset supplier in 2001. With Intel gaining attention by disclosing its future roapmaps at the recent IDF, VIA is certainly not waiting long in announcing its own future plans. According to this this PC Home Taiwan report , VIA is releasing a newer version of Apollo Pro 133 which supports 4X AGP, Apollo Pro 133A, soon. Apollo Pro 133 has been very popular lately among motherboard makers thanks to the shortage of BX chipset and the trouble-plagued i810 chipset. Also, in order to keep up with the increasing demands for bandwidth by peripherals (UATA-100, 4 USBs, AMC-97 Codecs etc.), VIA will incorporate into its chipsets a new architecture feature called HTML (High Throughput Memory Link). HTML is VIA's very own way of increasing the throughput between the South and the North Bridges. By using HTML to support a 200 MB/s transfer rate Link-Bus between the two Bridges, data transfer between the CPU and the peripherals can be sped up accordingly. In the future this data transfer rate will be increased further to 400 MB/s.
As for integrated chipset solutions, VIA intends to roll out Promedia II soon. Promedia II will give end-users the option of upgrading the graphics card in the future because it does support a 4X AGP slot besides the integrated graphics adapter. And as pointed out by CTech Taiwan earlier, this Promedia II solution will be incorporated into VIA's Slot-A solution, KX-133, to make KM-133 -- a low-cost integrated chipset solution for the AMD Athlon processors. In a related report, CTech Taiwan reveals that VIA intends to incorporate IEEE 1394 (Firewire) into its chipsets by next year. Promedia II, which will be produced in quantities early next year, will be the first VIA chipset to incorporate IEEE 1394.