VIA heeft bekend gemaakt dat het is begonnen met de levering van KX133 chipsets aan mobo fabrikanten:
Taipei, Taiwan, January 10, 2000 - VIA Technologies, Inc today announced it has begun volume shipments of the VIA Apollo KX133 chipset to more than twenty leading motherboard manufacturers, greatly expanding the availability of high-performance mainboards optimized for the AMD Athlon(TM) processor. The VIA Apollo KX133 chipset delivers powerful new features to AMD Athlon processor-based platforms through its support for AGP 4x graphics and high-speed PC133 memory, while simultaneously enabling motherboard manufacturers to drive down costs by building four-layer mainboards in smaller, more compact form factors.
“With its enhanced features such as support for AGP 4x and PC133, the VIA Apollo KX133 has been designed to allow users to take full advantage of the industry-leading performance of the AMD Athlon processor,” commented Ted Lee, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “Market demand for the KX133 is very strong and we are beginning to ship large volumes to our motherboard customers.”
“The VIA Apollo KX133 provides additional options for our OEM customers offering AMD Athlon processor-based systems,” said Richard Heye, vice-president and general manager of the Texas Microprocessor Division at AMD. “Additionally, this has allowed AMD to expand our motherboard offerings to respond to growing customer demand for AMD Athlon processor-based platforms.”
Ter viering van dit festijn heeft VIA een speciale KX133 Zone geopend, met o.a. een overzicht van de op dit moment beschikbare KX133 planken.