The New Start: 6 Boards with VIA's KT133A Chipset
The whole market seems to be struck by a huge disillusionment, because we are still waiting both for DDR motherboards and memory to become widely available. Many people are starting to call the introduction of Double Data Rate memory a failure.
This kind of phenomenon is not new at all. Whenever a new technology is introduced, it is susceptible to failures and criticism. DDR-memory is seen as the proper companion to AMD's latest Athlon-processor with 133 (266) MHz processor bus clock ('C'-types), which was officially announced in combination with the still unavailable AMD760 DDR-chipset two months ago. However, the recent article '
Instead of prematurely reporting on those DDR-motherboards that nobody is able to buy, we chose to introduce six new motherboards with VIA's latest Athlon chipset, the Apollo KT133A. The only difference to its predecessor Apollo KT133 is the added support for the above mentioned 133 (266) MHz processor bus clock used by the new 'C'-type Athlons. This beefed up Athlon-chipset from VIA might not offer support of DDR-memory, but it resembles mature technology, and provides reliability as well as good performance.