GA-7VT600 1394The Best Solution for AMD AthlonTM XP 400FSB Processor

2003-08-22
Gigabyte Technology announces the GA-7VT600 1394, an excellent solution for the latest introduced AMD AthlonTMXP 400MHz FSB processor. Powered by brand new VIA KT600 and VT8237 chipsets, the GA-7VT600 1394 delivers a feature-rich platform with outstanding performance for full spectrum of application in home and office environment.

Ultimate Architecture for AMD AthlonTMXP 400MHz FSB processor
The GA-7VT600 1394 consists of the new generation VIA KT600 chipset and delivers high-end platform with excellent performance. The VIA Apollo KT600, the succeeding product of market leading chipsets for K7 platform, is furnished with the optimized structure and cutting-edge technology to provide the best performance of it's class.

Supporting the new 400MHz FSB, KT600 provides a high bandwidth of 3.2GB/s to unleash the full power of AMD AthlonTMXP processor. The advanced FastStream64 DDR400 Memory Controller of KT600 collaborates with the 400MHz FSB to provide a perfectly balanced subsystem, greatly reducing data latency and enabling searing performance from the 400FSB processor. In addition, the KT600 supports the latest AGP8X for deriving maximum performance from the most powerful graphics accelerators.

Full-Function Platform
The GA-7VT600 1394 equipped with the brand new VT8237 and valuable features to provide a full-function platform.

Serial ATA interface
Provided by the south-bridge VT8237, GA-7VT600 1394 delivers the brand new Serial ATA interface with the RAID function to the platform. The Serial ATA interface is the new generation storage interface with scalable performance for desktop platform. With up to 150MB/s data transfer rate, Serial ATA is faster than current Parallel ATA and delivers superior input/output performance. The function of RAID 0(Striping) and RAID 1(Mirroring) is also furnished in the Serial ATA interface to further enhance the storage performance and data protection of this platform.

Great Expandability of 8 USB 2.0 ports
USB 2.0 interface, with data transfer rate up to 480Mb/s, have become the popular interface between PC and computer peripheral such as scanner, printer, digital camera, and Flash memory storage. Total 8 USB 2.0 interface is provided in GA-7VT600 1394 to ensure the greatest expandability. Four of the 8 USB2.0 interface are located at the rear panel and ready for users' application. The remains 4 ports can be utilized by cable thus providing the flexibility of future expansion.

IEEE1394 FireWire
In addition to the USB 2.0 interface, GA-7VT600 1394 also integrates IEEE1394 interface. The multimedia-oriented high-bandwidth IEEE1394 interface will enhance PC connectivity with consumer electronics audio/video (A/V) appliances, and storage peripherals. Users can upload video faster from their camcorders and other devices, plus backup data more efficiently.

6-Channel Audio with Jack Sensing Support
Users can experience the 3D surround sound through integrated 6-channel audio. It fulfills the requirements for a variety of audio applications, such as MP3 or Audio CD playback, DVD movies and gaming. With Jack-Sensing feature, this platform can reveal necessary information during the installation of audio devices to the user thus achieving real user-friendly interface.

Ethernet 10/100Mb LAN Network Connection
GA-7VT600 1394 features high-quality 10/100 Ethernet network connection interface. User can easily implement network connection in home and office environment with this platform or link to ADSL /CABLE modem devices directly for internet surfing.

Complete Product Line Is Ready
Accompanying with the high-end model GA-7VT600 1394, Gigabyte also provides 7VT600 and 7VT600-L to fulfill the requirement of different applications and system configurations. With the excellent performance and functionality, this product series presents the best choice of AMD AthlonTM XP platforms this year.