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Considering that its predecessor, the Apollo Pro Plus, went unnoticed by our community due to its inability to compete with the BX chipset, our expectations for the A were naturally very low.
Introduction VIA’s Apollo Pro A chipset has been around for 9 months now and in that time, it has become much more of a contender than we originally expected it to be. This two way compatibility may not seem like much, but the 3VCA is one of the first motherboards to officially support both CPUs in a Socket interface in the initial shipping revision of the motherboard.
Fortunately, we did not notice any heat related issues in our evaluation sample.
As always, getting the right motherboard is quite possibly the toughest, and quite possibly most important, part of your decision making process when you still building your system. Ever since the advent of the LX chipset you really didn’t have to worry about whether or not the board you were picking up would perform like a speed demon or a piece of junk, but our last Apollo Pro A roundup proved that statement wrong.
With the BP6, you could simply drop in two Socket processors and you were ready to go. We rounded up twelve motherboards based on the VIA Apollo Pro and the A back in February and basically concluded that the majority of motherboard manufacturers had a lot of work to do on their solutions before they would be fit for public consumption. While we have seen A based motherboards that feature a Slot-1 connector combined with a Socket connector ala Tyan Trinity as well as those with simply a Slot-1 connector, the 3VCA is the first we have seen with solely a Socket interface.
For various sized companies, where apolo processing is needed, dual processor systems fit the bill perfectly. Despite being rated to run at MHz, pr1o33a the option of overclocking it to MHz, the X chip was not covered with a heatsink.
FIC KA-11 VIA Apollo Pro 133A Slot-1 ATX
While EPoX isn’t at the very top of the list in terms of quality they have always been better than average, which for those users not running high end workstations or servers is generally enough to get them through their tasks.
Nevertheless, it took quite a while before the Apollo Pro A was actually available on a proo133a processor board.
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Unfortunately, the Apollo Pro A motherboard market is still an infant one. With the price of Intel processors constantly dropping, and operating systems such as Windows and Linux supporting multiple processors, dual processing is becoming more and more common.
Even zpollo home users, a dual processor systemis now affordable enough for those needing or wanting more processing power. Log in Don’t have an account? Therefore in the coming weeks, we will try to review some of the most common dual Socket motherboards available today and find out which one is the best. VIA’s Apollo Pro A chipset has aplllo around for 9 months now and in that time, it has become much more of a contender than we originally expected it to be.
From there, the race was on, with just about everyone at least planning to release a dual processor board with the Apollo Pro A. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Pro133s in mind that this motherboard has been in the market for quite some time, yet it still manages to be a good pick. Log in Don’t have an account? Making use of a physically smaller in length Socket connector, you would expect the 3VCA to be a noticeably smaller motherboard when compared to the Slot-1 A solutions we’ve looked at in the past.
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FIC KA VIA Apollo Pro A Slot-1 ATX
Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. FIC carefully laid out the board to allow full length cards to sit in any of those expansion slots.
In fact, their headquarters are practically right next to each other in Taiwan.
It’s no surprise that FIC likes to use VIA chipsets as the two companies have worked extremely close to each other in the past. Appollo up now Username Password Remember Me.
VIA Apollo Pro 133A Motherboard Roundup – July 2000
Creative Labs CT sound is optionally integrated on the motherboard and provides a basic PCI audio solution for pro133aa that don’t need some of the more advanced features available with dedicated PCI sound cards.
Initially, we had quite a bit of trouble with this board, but after a couple of revisions from FIC, it’s currently a decent choice for an Athlon motherboard. Motherboard manufacturers are still working out the issues involving their implementations of the A chipset, and because of this we have seen a number of normally reliable motherboard manufacturers release some very disappointing solutions based on VIA’s alluring chipset.