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PR: VIA P4X333

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By: Asher Moses | Posted: Mar 15, 2002 8:20 am

Fusing the unequalled bandwidth of DDR333 with the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor and a host of first-to-market I/O technologies, the VIA Apollo P4X333 extends VIA's performance leadership in the core logic chipset market


Taipei, Taiwan, 14th March 2002 - VIA Technologies, Inc., a leading innovator and developer of core logic chipsets, microprocessors, and multimedia, networking and communications chips, today announced the VIA Apollo P4X333 chipset. With DDR333 support, 533MHz processor bus, AGP 8X, ATA-133, USB 2.0 and Double-Speed V-Link chip interconnect, the VIA Apollo P4X333 brings an unmatched suite of new memory, system and I/O technologies to a single platform. In combination these technologies enable Intel® Pentium® 4 systems and servers to achieve heights of performance never scaled before.


"VIA is acknowledged as the industry leader in enabling the transition to high speed DDR333 memory" commented Wen-Chi Chen, President & CEO, VIA Technologies, Inc. "With the launch of the VIA Apollo P4X333 we are also pioneering the latest I/O and communication technologies, eliminating traditional system bottlenecks, and delivering incredible user experiences that meet the high expectations of today's demanding consumers"


"VIA seems determined to drive DDR333 as the next mainstream memory technology. The launch of the feature rich P4X333 supports this trend" said Bert McComas, Principal Analyst, InQuest Market Research "The combination of DR333 performance and many new I/O and communication technologies will raise the bar for Intel Pentium 4 processor platforms."


About the VIA Apollo P4X333


Supporting DDR200/266/333 SDRAM memory and a full range of 400/533MHz Processor Bus Intel® Pentium® 4 processors, the VIA Apollo P4X333 provides lightning fast access to system memory and delivers more performance across the application spectrum than rival Socket-478 system platforms.


DDR333 offers 25% more memory bandwidth through VIA's low latency, ultra efficient memory controller while AGP 8X delivers 2.1GB/s of bandwidth to the graphics engine, improving image quality and 3D performance in the highest resolution conditions. The VIA Apollo P4X333 is connected to the new VT8235 South Bridge by an enhanced Double-Speed V-Link connection transfering data at 533MB/s, four times the speed of the conventional PCI bus. The VT8235 South Bridge features integrated support for 6 USB 2.0 ports with 40 times more bandwidth than USB 1.1, as well as ATA-133, the fastest available IDE interface. Additional features include integrated VIA MAC for 10/100Mbps Ethernet, integrated PCI support, 6 Channel Surround Sound AC-97 audio and MC-97 modem.


Pricing and Availability


The VIA Apollo P4X333 is shipping in OEM quantities now. Please contact VIA for more information.


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