AMD Socket A, Athlon XP/Duron Processor, VIA KM400A + 8237, FSB 200/266/333 MHz, Flex ATX, DDR333, 6 Ch AC'97 Sound, AGP 8X, Ultra DMA 66/100/133, WOA, WOM, WOL, Over Clock, USB2.0, LAN on board, 1394, TV-out
The advanced FastStream64 DDR400 Memory Controller on the VIA Apollo KM400A interweaves with the 400MHz Front Side Bus to provide a perfectly balanced subsystem, greatly reducing data latency and enabling searing performance from the latest AMD Athlon™ XP rich, warm six-channel surround sound when listening to music, watching movies, or playing the latest games.
FSB 200/266/333/400 MHz
Frontside bus: the bus within a microprocessor that connects the CPU with main memory. The so-called dual independent bus (DIB) architecture allows a processor to use both this and the backside bus (which connects the CPU and the Level 2 cache) simultaneo
DDR 200/266/333/400 MHz
Double Data Rate: a memory technology that works by allowing the activation of output operations on the chip to occur on both the rising and falling edge of a clock cycle, thereby providing an effective doubling of the clock frequency without increasing t
6 Channel AC'97 Sound
Versatile I/O Capability
Ultra ATA/100 - expected to be the final generation of Parallel ATA interface before the industry completes its transition to Serial ATA - was announced in 2000. Also referred to as Ultra DMA mode 5, the new specification uses the same 40-pin, 80-conducto
Form Factor Flex ATX
The predominant motherboard form factor since the mid-1990s. It improves on the previous standard, the Baby AT form factor, by rotating the orientation of the board 90 degrees. This allows for a more efficient design, with disk drive cable connectors near
PCI x 1
In its original implementation PCI ran at 33MHz. This was raised to 66MHz by the later PCI 2.1 specification, effectively doubling the theoretical throughput to 266 MBps - 33 times faster than the ISA bus. It can be configured both as a 32-bit and a 64-bi (IRQ!¦s) to be shared. This is useful because well-featured, high-end systems can quickly run out of IRQs. Also, PCI bus mastering reduces latency and results in improved system speeds.
AGP 4X / 8X
With the introduction of version 3.0 of the AGP specification and AGP 8X, graphics bus bandwidth doubles, dramatically improving the overall throughput for today’s graphics-intensive applications. In addition, AGP 8X introduces isochronous operation and t
USB 2.0 will extend the capabilities of the interface from 12 Mbit/s, which is available on USB 1.1, to between 360-480 Mbit/s on USB 2.0, providing a connection point for next-generation peripherals which complement higher performance PCs. USB 2.0 is exp the second half 2000.
Existing USB peripherals will operate with no change in a USB 2.0 system. Devices, such as mice, keyboards and game pads, will not require the additional performance that USB 2.0 offers and will operate as USB 1.1 devices. All USB devices are expected to< the architectural limits of USB. Given USB's already wide installed base, USB 2.0's backward compatibility could prove a key benefit in the battle with IEEE 1394 to be the consumer interface of the future.