The VIA Apollo Pro 266T is an efficient, cost-effective, flexible chipset solution for Socket 370 systems based on the Intel® Pentium® III, Intel® Celeron™ & VIA C3® Processors, across a full spectrum of applications. Through its V-Link memory controller architecture, the VIA Apollo Pro266T chipset supports up to 4.0GB of DDR200/266 SDRAM at a peak bandwidth of 2.1GB per second. These memory technologies provide the bandwidth and performance necessary for even demanding Internet and 3D graphics applications at a minimal cost premium over PC133 SDRAM. DDR266 SDRAM lowers memory power consumption as well, providing the ideal solution for small form factor desktops and notebooks. The VIA Pro266T has a flexible 133/100/66 MHz front side bus, and its asynchronous bus design are also ideal for Pentium® III, Celeron™ & VIA C3® processors. An AGP 4X/2X controller enables connection with external graphics cards, and a V-link chip interconnect offers 266MB/s of bandwidth between the North and South Bridges.
In combination with the VIA VT8233 South Bridge Controller (see the block diagram below), the VIA Pro266T supports 3Com 10/100 Ethernet Media Access Controller, HomePNA, AC’97 audio, and MC’97 modem. Additional key features include support for 6 USB ports, ATA 100 and Advanced Power Management.
Pro266T Block Diagram