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News from the VIA KT333

News from the VIA KT333

Hardly available, there is already supposedly verifiable news about the future of the VIA KT333 chipset. Accordingly, VIA does not, as many suspect, skip version KT333 in order to start immediately with the KT333A.

Rather, there will be three versions of the KT333. The colleagues at xBit Labs have new information that they consider to be absolutely real. The KT333 with PC2700 support is to be officially presented by VIA on February 20, but with the old V-Link bus with 266 MB/s, without AGP 8x and with the VIA VT8233A Southbridge. The northbridge supposedly bears the revision designation 'CD'. So not a completely new chipset, but this is also due to the approximately 10,000 chipsets that have already been delivered, as reported by The Inquirer . However, the manufacturers can also optionally install the VT6202 Southbridge with USB 2.0 support.

Later the KT333 revision 'CE' comes, which already has AGP 8x and the improved V-Link bus with 533 MB/s should. The 'CD' and 'CE' versions should be completely pin-compatible, but only the KT8233A Southbridge will still be available, which means that the V-Link bus can only be operated at 266 MB/s.