broekkie schrijft dat Abit de press release van de Abit VT6X4 gebaseerd op de VIA Apollo Pro 133A chipset online heeft geplaatst. Het bord heeft een 5/2/1/0 (PCI, ISA, AGP, AMR) configuratie en wordt uitgerust met Abit’s SoftMenu II waarin we o.a. mogen kiezen uit 12 busspeeds. Hieronder alle info:
Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. March 27th, 2000—The best PC133 solution available by ABIT, the ABIT VT6X4, is a combination of ABIT’s sophisticated technology and VIA’s Apollo Pro 133a chipset (VT82C694X and VT82C686A). The VT6X4 features a 133 MHz Front Side Bus (FSB), supporting PC133 SDRAM directly and is equipped with 5 PCI, 2 ISA slots, and 1 AGP slot, and with the added feature of UDMA 66 and 4 USB ports.
“The CPU support on this board is really wide” notes ABIT’s Boeing, it supports Intel Pentium® III 450 ~ 800 MHz processor cartridges based on 100 & 133 MHz FSB, Intel Pentium® II 233 ~ 450 MHz processor cartridges based on 66 & 100 MHz FSB, and Intel Celeron® 266 ~ 533 MHz processors based on 66 MHz FSB. It also has reserve support for future Intel Pentium® III processors.The VT6X4 has memory capacity of three 168-pin DIMM sockets supporting SDRAM modules for up to 768 MB MAX. (8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB SDRAM) as well as having ECC support. The VT6X4 features integrated audio with AC’97 Digital Audio controller integrated and AC’97 Audio CODEC on board and audio connectors (Line-in, Line-out, Mic-in, and Game Port) with audio drivers included.
ABIT, now famous for its patented SoftMenu™ technology has implemented this feature into the BIOS of the VT6X4 as well. Explains ABIT’s Boeing, “Where the real beauty of the ABIT VT6X4 comes out is in the BIOS” The System BIOS features ABIT’s SoftMenu™ II as well as Award’s Plug and Play setup and it support APM and DMI. SoftMenu™ II, ABIT’s patented technology, increases future compatibility and gives the power user a convenient way to adjust CPU settings in the BIOS, with external clock options of: 66MHz, 100MHz, 75MHz, 83MHz, 103MHz, 112MHz, 115MHz, 120MHz 124MHz, 133MHz, 140MHz, 150MHz, and multiplier factors of: 2/2.5/3/3.5/4/4.5/5/5.5/6/6.5/7/7.5/8 and a core voltage range between: 1.3 - 3.5V. Accordingly, the VT6X4 has broke through the PC 100 limitation, elevating the PC front side bus speed to 133 MHz, and providing excellent system performance by integrating VIA’s Apollo Pro 133A chipset.
AGP4X InterfaceThe VT6x4 features rich AGP4X Graphics Performance. The AGP4X interface on the VT6X4 enables the graphics controller to access the main memory at double the speed of previous platforms, significantly enhancing rich 3D graphics and video performance, with transfer Bandwidths of AGP 1X !’266MB/s, AGP 2X !’533MB/s, and AGP 4X !’1066MB/s.
Take advantage of the latest UDMA 66 technology to improve HDD performance. The VT6X4 has full native support and provides 2 UDMA 66 channels, supporting up to 4 UDMA 66 devices. The VT6X4 bundles a high quality UDMA 66 cable, providing the most effective IDE solution and it is fully backward compatible to existing UDMA 33 devices.
VIA Hardware Monitoring and MoreVIA Hardware Monitoring System is a self-diagnostic system for PCs and must be used with VIA chipsets. It protects PC hardware by monitoring several critical items including power supply voltages, CPU & system fan speeds, and CPU and system temperatures. Once any item is out of its normal range, a warning window will pop up and remind the user to take proper measures. It will protect PC hardware by monitoring the most critical items. These items are important for the operation of the system, as errors may result in permanent damage of the PC. The VT6X4 has a built-in IrDA TX/RX header, built-in Wake up on LAN header, on board USB header for Two extra USB channels and PC99 Color connectors.