Asus is waiting for VIA, A7V8X with KT400 already finished
It was foreseeable. When the KT333 was introduced, it was already clear that a successor with the beautiful name KT400 and many interesting features would follow shortly afterwards. The major mainboard manufacturers, including Asus, have already finished their new boards and are now waiting for the chip to be presented.
According to the latest reports, VIA is actually ready for the introduction of the new KT400, were it not for other mainboards -Manufacturers, at whose request VIA is holding back the presentation because they have only just started to deliver their KT333 products in large numbers.
Sooner or later the KT400 will come anyway. Support of DDR400 memory (PC3200), which gives the chipset its name, is more of a minor feature. Rather, the KT400 will support AGP 8x, among other things. In connection with the new VIA VT8235 Southbridge, it also offers a V-Link (connection of South and North Bridge) with a bandwidth of 533 MB/s (previously 266 MB/s), integrated USB 2.0 and ATA/133.
Asus already has a photo of the finished KT400 motherboard that will be named A7V8X. In addition to the features already mentioned, the Asus board offers SerialATA 150 onboard, which is implemented via a controller from Promice, as well as Firewire (IEEE 1394) and onboard 100 Mbit Ethernet. 6-channel AC'97 sound will also be part of it again.