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VIA officially introduces the P4X266A

VIA officially introduces the P4X266A

Yesterday VIA officially presented the Apollo P4X266A chipset, the successor to the P4X266. Although the legal dispute between VIA and Intel (we reported) has not yet been resolved, VIA is already presenting the second chipset for Pentium 4 processors.

The main difference between the chipset is an improved memory controller and thus higher overall performance . Otherwise, the price has changed, it has been reduced by nine to 25 US dollars compared to the P4X266, making the P4X266A just as expensive as the SiS645 chipset. Furthermore, the new Southbridge VT8233A was presented, which already supports the new Ultra-ATA/133 standard. The chipset is manufactured in the 0.22 µ process. It is compatible with all Intel Pentium 4 processors, both for 478-pin and 423-pin versions.

North and Southbridge of the VIA P4X266A