Why is this so special? The Apollo Pro chipset aims to correct bandwidth deficiencies. The PCI bus is now just another feature hanging off the south bridge, so the potential of bus contention has been eliminated. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Post a Comment Comment. The chipset works with all Intel socket CPUs. It provides the serial, IR, and parallel ports as well as the Floppy Disk Controller for the motherboard.

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On the reverse side of things, ISA slots are quickly dying so this feature is becoming less of a necessity.

VIA KT133 / 133A Motherboards

Post a Comment Comment. This helps save PCB space and cut costs.

The chipset works with all Intel socket CPUs. It provides the serial, IR, and parallel ports as well as the Floppy Disk Controller for the motherboard.

The PCI bus is now just another feature hanging off the south bridge, so the potential of bus contention has been eliminated. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. The VT via vt82c686a motherboard bridge also has the usual support via vt82c686a motherboard AGP 4x, and retains the same flexibility for memory configurations as earlier VIA north bridge products. vt82d686a

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The Apollo Pro chipset aims to correct bandwidth deficiencies. Subscribing to a newsletter indicates your consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. More Via vt82c686a motherboard ET Deals: So far so good from VIA. This helps to bring the cost of motherboards using the A down to costs lower than what the AMD mohherboard placed them at.

VIA KT / A Motherboards – ExtremeTech

Now, the A is back once again with the Apollo KX chipset. Why is this motehrboard special? Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.

The audio controller supports six channels now, so is theoretically capable of 5. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page.

You may unsubscribe via vt82c686a motherboard the newsletter at any time. Log in Don’t have an account? The memory controller is quite flexible, supporting asynchronous CPU and memory speeds. This external controller not only occupies PCB area on the motherboard it also adds the cost of another chip to the price of the motherboard. Another key improvement is the dedicated, 66MHz link vvia the north and south bridges.

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VIA Apollo Pro Motherboards – ExtremeTech

Most motherboards use via vt82c686a motherboard external chip to provide hardware monitoring functionality which takes up PCB space and adds the cost of the chip to the motherboard. The integrated via vt82c686a motherboard monitoring can monitor 5 voltages including the voltage supplied to the A chip itselfthree temperatures including the temp of the A and two fans. The memory controller works with 66, or MHz memory clocks. This is a feature the AMD South Bridge does not support, one reason why many motherboard manufacturers chose to go with the A over the AMD in their Athlon motherboard implementations.

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