Latest News Latest Videos. The KTA can supposedly perform just as well without the extra expense and trouble of a second memory channel. This allows their south bridge to offer more features to the end user, such as USB 2. Latest News Latest Videos. This content was originally featured on Amdmb. The rest of the north bridge, including the front-side bus, the AGP port, and the link to the south bridge, is largely unchanged. The KTA chipset is still a single channel DDR chipset, despite the initial rumors that were circulating months ago.
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The KTA can supposedly perform just as well without the extra expense and trouble of a second memory channel. Chlpset KT chipset was and probably is still the best performing Athlon chipset available.
But before we do so, we should check out a couple of other changes coming down the pike from VIA which will affect the KTA’s fortunes. However, on this front, nothing has changed from the KT or nForce2 chipsets as far as the benefits of DDR go — they are still nearing nothing in most cases. So, what was that fourth feature? Its second-revision chipsets, like KTA and KTA, have traditionally been notable improvements over the first revs.
A quarter century tour; a Space Marine’s job is never done. This same principle applies for the VIA south bridges as well.
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When we switch to using the DDR settings and asynchronous busses, we introduce latencies and other issues that slow the system down enough to counter any benefit of having the additional bandwidth might have given us, in nearly all cases.
The V-Link is what connects the north bridge and south bridge for communications that do not interrupt the PCI bus.
Fhipset VIA was visiting Amdmb. The KTA’s FastStream64 memory controller includes “an expanded array of prefetch buffers to reduce latency in the memory controller,” according to VIA’s tech brief. Created by chipswt same lead engineer who designed the KTA, this new chipset is intended as an nForce2 killer. VIA does admit that they looked in to the dual channel options for AMD platforms, but from their research found that having a very efficient single channel controller was the best option and that having a dual channel controller was overkill for the Athlon XP processor that has a bandwidth limit of MHz DDR speeds.
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There are four new features on the KT chipset that are worth discussing. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone. The KTA chipset is still a single channel DDR chipset, despite the initial rumors that were circulating months ago. When the VT becomes widely available, it will surely be the south bridge of choice for any and all VIA motherboards as the feature set on it is very competitive with the nForce2 MCP-T.
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VIA’s marketing department celebrated this revamped memory controller by christening it with a new marketing name: Some color changes and flaws may appear. Initially, most of the KTA boards that you will see released will be coupled with the currently available VTCE south bridge chip. On a more serio Despite offering two channels of DDR memory and a host of compelling features, nForce’s performance wasn’t anything to write home about, and motherboard buyers looked elsewhere.
Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! Like the KTA, the will be pin-compatible with its predecessor, so you can expect to see current KT motherboards arriving in new k400, first the with KTA north bridge, and then with the south bridge. As you would expect, we’re about to put those claims to the test with a battery of benchmarks punctuated by occasional smart-aleck chipsdt.
The new memory controller is labeled as the FastStream64 Technology. The technical aspect behind the new FastStream64 Technology is an increased number of prefetch buffers in the KTA north bridge.
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First up, we have official 8x AGP support for the latest in graphics cards.