The VIA KM400A is a high-performance chipset for Socket-A AMD Athlon and Duron processors, featuring integrated VIA Chrome® 3D/2D graphics and an advanced DDR400 SDRAM memory controller. With 64-bit channels of DDR memory, a front side bus supporting up to 400 MHz, and a 533 MB/s V-Link between the north and south bridges, the VIA KM400A is optimized for mainstream corporate and consumer desktop systems.
With an external 8x/4x AGP bus, the VIA KM400A is designed for connectivity. The innovative VIA Modular Architecture Platform (V-MAP) ensures maximum flexibility, and the VIA KM400A can be easily paired with several VIA South Bridges, including the VT8237R Plus and the VT8235. The highly acclaimed VIA VT8237R Plus South Bridge features high-speed 150MB/s dual channel connections to Serial ATA Hard Drives, support for up to eight high-speed USB 2.0 ports, and integrated V-RAID and 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet. Additionally, the VIA KM400A can also be combined with an unparalleled range of VIA companion controller chips, enabling features including Gigabit Ethernet and Firewire.
Benefits of VIA KM400A
Integrated VIA Chrome® Graphics: The VIA Chrome® KM400A comprises integrated VIA Chrome® 2D/3D graphics optimized for key productivity applications as well as DVD and video playback through a hardware MPEG-2 accelerator, and features DuoView™ functionality for an extended desktop, making it the perfect chipset for corporate desktops and workstations based on the AMD Athlon™ XP processor.
Market Proven South Bridge Technology: The VIA VT8237R Plus is the latest in a series of market leading South Bridge chips integrating the very latest in I/O innovation, like Serial ATA/RAID, faster than the competition, while maintaining backwards compatibility and rock solid reliability.
Unified Hyperion 4-in-1 Drivers: VIA’s unified approach to chipset drivers has been maintained for eight generations of chipsets, allowing end-users to benefit from high performance and seamless compatibility when using any Microsoft Windows® or Linux based operating system.
KM400A Block Diagram
» Supports AMD Athlon™ XP and AMD Duron™ Processors
» 400/333/266/200 MHz Front Side Bus
» Integrated VIA Chrome® 2D/3D Graphics/Video Controller with motion compensation
» Support for AGP 8X/4X
» 8X V-Link 533MB/s High Bandwidth North/South Bridge Interconnect
» Support for VIA Vinyl 6-channel & Vinyl Gold 8-channel Audio
» Serial ATA support for up to 4 devices
» Integrated V-RAID with RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1*, and JBOD (SATA) support
» Parallel ATA133/100/66 support for up to 4 devices
» Support for up to 8 USB 2.0/USB 1.1 ports, UHCI compliant
» Support for VIA Velocity Gigabit Ethernet companion controller & Integrated 10/100 Fast Ethernet
» Integrated MC’97 Modem
» Advanced power management capabilities including ACPI/OnNow
» 552-ball HSBGA North Bridge
» 539-pin BGA VT8237R Plus South Bridge