- AGP 8X support Boards based on the KT400 chipset should be available at the same time as the Radeon 9700 and well ahead of NVIDIA's NV30, both of which make use of the latest AGP standard.
- 8X V-Link VIA's link between its north and south bridge chips now pushes 266MB/s of data in each direction, double that of the KT333.
- South bridge features USB 2.0, ATA/133, and 6-channel audio round out the VT8235 south bridge's more compelling south bridge offerings.
- No DDR400 support As previously reported, the KT400 chipset only officially supports DDR333 SDRAM, but an enhanced memory controller should give the chipset an incremental performance boost regardless.
There's no mention of support for a 333MHz front side bus, which means we may see an 'A' revision of the KT400 come out if the Athlon moves over to the faster bus. Perhaps by then the quality of DDR400 modules will be consistent enough for VIA to officially support them.