There will be two different southbridge chips available with the KTA, the VT which is the southbridge currently in use with the KT, and the southbridge noted above in our diagram the newer VT Customize The Tech Report VIA’s marketing department celebrated this revamped memory controller by christening it with a new marketing name: Voldenuit It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. 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. Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing Hence, that is why you see use using synchronous memory and CPU busses in so many of our articles.

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Keep in mind that the biggest thing that is included in this new chipset is not laid out in our block diagram, and kt00a is VIA FastStream technology. Dell returns to the stock market after six years. Also we are not in a position to judge this technology as we have never heard the solution so for the time being we will have to take VIA’s word when it comes to the VT’s sound quality.

Both boards support analog 6-channel audio and digital input and output ports, but they do so with different audio chip and codec kkt400a. Our review of the KTA chipset shows that its single-channel memory controller is capable of delivering even more bandwidth than the original nForce2’s dual-channel controller in SiSoft Sandra’s memory bandwidth tests.


Athlon XP Chipset Shootout – VIA KT vs. VIA KTA vs. nVidia nForce 2

I am not an audiophile and never have been. Chipsets Previous page Next page. About us Privacy policy Mailing list Mobile. The VT will be shipping in a couple of weeks.

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Audio enthusiasts looking for high quality sound will definitely want to upgrade to a discrete bit audio card, but the majority of gamers and casual listeners will probably be quite happy with what they hear from both boards.

Its second-revision chipsets, like KTA and KTA, have traditionally been notable improvements over the first revs.

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. Created by the same lead engineer who designed the KTA, this new chipset is intended as an nForce2 killer. Dell returns to the stock market after six years. VIA’s marketing department celebrated this revamped memory controller by christening it with a new marketing name: All trademarks used are properties of their respective owners.

In general, the capabilities and internal precision of the LANParty boards’ audio implementations are similar, but the nForce2 APU has the upper hand because it’s capable of encoding six-channel Dolby Digital output in real time.

Athlon XP Chipset Shootout – VIA KT400 vs. VIA KT400A vs. nVidia nForce 2

Steam names the best-selling games of Read on for the answers. On a more serio Where does it get you compared to DDR? While many of us expected a dual channel memory controller on the KTA, VIA has elected to stick with the single ot400a bit configuration, hence the trademark name “FastStream64” noted above.


kg400a On a more serio 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. The nForce2 chipset’s parade of advantages continues with the MCP-T’s stunning list of south bridge features. Plus VIA aims to bring some mighty big features to future mainboards with their new southbridge.

The rest of the north bridge, including the front-side bus, the AGP port, and the link to the south bridge, is largely unchanged. MondayMarch 10, Customize The Tech Report News [H]ard Forum Settings. If you are entertaining the idea of getting a KTA mainboard, I would highly suggest you make sure that the board you buy has the VT chip on it as you are ssound likely to be kicking yourself later if you sounx not.

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As you would expect, we’re about to put those claims to the test with a battery of benchmarks punctuated by occasional smart-aleck comments. When it comes to sound solutions, the guys at TechReport have been siund the best job when it comes to subjective reporting on sound technologies so I would suggest looking to them when this technology hits the market. The nForce2’s dual-channel memory controller really flourishes with nForce2 IGP implementations, where the integrated graphics core can make use of the extra bandwidth.