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Thread: via chipsets
12-12-01, 04:34 PM #1
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- Mar 2001
after scanning epox`s website.
something caught my attenton.
the via appollo pro(a) plus , 266,266t
are the same north and south bridges as the
nb)c686a or 694(a)
if i am not mistaken those are not new via chips but
rebadged via appollo chips.
if i am right , they sure are devious sob`s
12-12-01, 04:41 PM #2
That seems really odd. I hope that its just a silly mistake or something.
12-12-01, 05:18 PM #3
They are not all the same chipsets. The southbridge is common among many of the chipsets - these are usually compatible with just about any other northbridge; they just control the PCI bus and hard drive controller and whatnot.
Northbridges are specific to CPU types. I looked up VIA's actual model numbers for these northbridges in question.
KT266A - VT8366A
KT133A - VT8363A
Apollo Pro 266 - VT8633 (note, 8633, not 8366...)
Apollo Pro 266T - VT8653
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