GIGABYTE Announces Micro ATX VIA KX133 Athlon Motherboard

2000/11/07
GIGABYTE Introduces 200MHzFSB AMDTM Athlon® Micro ATXSlot A motherboard, GA-7VM

Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd, one of the world'sleading high performance motherboard manufacturers,has done it again with its new model, GA-7VM, theoutstanding Slot A Micro ATX form factor motherboardadopted the latest K7 supported chipset from VIA, theKX133.

With capability to support 133MHz SDRAM memory,200 MHz FSB (Front Side Bus), and the latest Slot A(0.18 micro) Athlon® processor from AMD, thesefeatures make this motherboard ready to reach andbreak the 1GHz barrier. Designed to support 4X AGPgraphics accelerator this chipset from VIA provide the possibility to explore the latestand greatest 4X AGP graphics accelerator cards on the market now and in the future.This new VIA chipset also supports software modem interface, the AMR slot, andsoftware audio (AC 97). The Ultra DMA 66 Bus Master interface provides anexcellent and faster connection for IDE devices.

Designed as the Slot A, Micro ATX form factor and latest VIA KX133 chipset tosupport AMD Athlon® processor with half speed 512KB L2 cache in SECCconfiguration. The Memory speed of GA-7VM motherboard can be set to autodetects or manually to 133 MHz and supports Athlon® processor up to and beyond1GHz. It also supports many power-up features like power up by modem and LANcard. GA-7VM includes 4 USB port, 2 channel Ultra DMA 66 Bus Master IDE ports,3 PCI 2.2 compliant slots, 1 AGP 4x slot, 1AMR (require special AMR card) and 3DIMM sockets to support PC133 compliant SDRAM. GA-7VM not only support allthe default features from this new VIA chipset, it also has added feature fromGiga-Byte. This includes the most advance power management scheme Suspend toRAM (STR). It is the perfect choice for AMD Athlon® Micro ATX system solution.