The Chipset Guide

VIA Apollo MVP3 AGP Chipset 66/100 MHz Front Side Bus

The Apollo MVP3 is a high performance, cost effective, and energy efficient chip set for the implementation of AGP, PCI, and ISA in desktop and notebook personal computer systems from 66 MHz to 100 MHz based on 64 bit Socket-7 super-scalar processors.

The Apollo MVP3 chipset consists of the VT82C598AT system controller (476 pin BGA) and the VT82C586B PCI to ISA bridge (208 pin PQFP). The VT82C598AT system controller provides superior performance between the CPU, optional synchronous cache, DRAM, AGP bus, and the PCI bus with pipelined, burst, and concurrent operation. The DRAM controller supports standard Fast page Mode (FPM), EDO, SDRAM, and DDR SDRAM. The VT82C598AT complies with the Accelerated Graphics Port Specification 1.0 and features support for 66/75/83/100 MHz CPU bus frequencies and the 66 MHz AGP bus frequency. Coupled with BDDR SDRAM II, the VT82C598AT allows implementation of the most flexible, reliable, and high-performance DRAM interface.

  • Supports 66 / 75 / 83 / 100 MHz CPU external bus speed
  • PC97 compatible using VT82C586B South Bridge with ACPI Power Management
  • Includes UltraDMA-33 EIDE, USB, and Keyboard/PS2-Mouse Interfaces plus RTC/CMOS on chip
  • Single chip implementation for 64 bit Socket-7 CPU, 64 bit system memory, 32 bit PCI and 32 bit AGP interfaces
  • 3.3V and sub-3.3V interface to CPU
  • 3.3V (5V tolerant) DRAM, AGP,and PCI interface
  • AGP v1.0 compliant
  • PCI buses are synchronous/pseudo-synchronous to host CPU bus
  • 33 MHz operation on the primary PCI bus
  • 66 MHz PCI operation on the AGP bus
  • Concurrent CPU and AGP access
  • Consists of the VT82C598AT system controller (476 pin BGA) and the VT82C586B PCI to ISA bridge (208 pin PQFP)
  • Built-in NAND-tree pin scan test capability
  • 0.35um, high speed and low power CMOS process
Create a new thread in the US Reviews comments forum about this subject
This thread is closed for comments
No comments yet
Comment from the forums
    Your comment