KM266The VIA ProSavageDDR™ KM266 is an efficient, low-power, cost-effective chipset solution for systems based on the AMD Athlon™ XP and Duron™ Socket A processors, across a full spectrum of applications. With 2.1 GB/s of memory bandwidth and support for up to 4GB DDR266 SDRAM, the VIA KM266 also has a 266/200 MHz front side bus. The integrated S3 Graphics ProSavage8™ 2D/3D Accelerator with internal AGP 8X bandwidth and DVD Motion Compensation is optimized for use with the Microsoft Windows® XP operating system. Shared Memory Architecture (SMA) enables the ProSavageDDR KM266 to utilize the system memory for frame buffer and texture memory on a 128-bit internal data path.km266_main

The VIA KM266 also makes use of VIA’s V-Link Hub Architecture, which provides a dedicated 266MB/s bus between the north and south bridge. Paired with any of the VIA V-MAP 8233 Series South Bridges, the VIA KM266 chipset also includes integrated 2 Channel AC’97 Audio, integrated MC’97 Modem, support for ATA 33/66/100, and support for 4 or more USB ports. Options include an integrated 3Com® networking MAC and ATA-133 Fast Drive™ depending on your design priorities.

Benefits of VIA KM266

Smooth DVD Playback and Gameplay: S3 Graphics ProSavage8 2D/3D technology with equivalent AGP 8X bandwidth and DVD motion compensation enables performance of key applications like DVD playback alongside smooth 3D gameplay.

VIA Support and Reliability: VIA Chipset Platforms benefit from the design, manufacturing and testing processes that yield the industry’s most reliable and stable system platforms. A comprehensive and unified driver set minimizes compatibility problems and deployment risks for corporate customers.

KM266 Block Diagram


Key Features

» Supports AMD Athlon™ XP and AMD Duron™ processors
» 200/266MHz FSB
» S3 Graphics ProSavage8™ Integrated Graphics core
» Supports DDR200/266 SDRAM as well as PC100/133 SDRAM
» Ultra fast 266MB per second V-Link between North and South Bridge
» Support for Advanced Communications Riser (ACR)
» AC’97 and MC’97 Audio/Modem
» Integrated 3Com 10/100Mb Ethernet Media Access Controller (VT8233C) or 10/100Mb Ethernet MAC
» Support for 2 ATA 33/66/100 interfaces
» 6 USB ports, UHCI compliant
» Integrated KBC, PS/2 Mouse Interface, RTC
» Advanced power management capabilities
» 552-pin BGA VT8375 North Bridge
» 376-pin BGA VT8233 family South Bridge