Press release:  ASUS Delivers A7VI-VM Socket A All-in-One Motherboard

Date : 2001-02-09

Taipei, Taiwan, February 9, 2001 - ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (TSE:2357) today
announced the release of
the new Socket A A7V133-VM all-in-one motherboard. This VIA KM133 based
micro-ATX motherboard
supports AMD (r) AthlonO/DuronO processors, and is the first Socket A
motherboard to provide a complete
set of integrated features such as AGP4X graphics, onboard LAN, and high
quality audio. The ASUS A7VI-VM
is the ideal solution for system integrators looking for a cost-effective
solution to maximize the AMD
Socket A platform.

The A7V133-VM does it all. With help from the VIA KM133 North Bridge and
it¡¦s integrated S3 Savage4(tm)
graphics core, the A7V133-VM offers AGP 4X graphics for dynamic 3D
performance. An AGP4X slot is also
included, allowing upgradeabilty to the latest graphics cards. AC¡¦97 CODEC
delivers high-quality audio,
while onboard network connectivity is supported by an optional Realtek LAN
controller. All these features
plus 4 USB ports, 3 PCI slots, UltraDMA 100 support, and a valuable software
bundle make the ASUS A7VI-VM
the logical choice for value desktops and office PCs.

Key Features of the A7VI-VM:

- Supports Socket-A AMD (r) AthlonO and DuronO GHz high-speed processors

- VIA (r) VT8365 ProSavage KM133

- VIA (r) VT82C686B ¡§Super South Bridge¡¨ PCI chipset

- Supports 266 MHz FSB

- Two Dual In Line Memory Modules (DIMM) sockets support PC133/VC133 memory

- Integrated AGP 4X Graphics

- AGP 4X Graphics Slot for VGA card expandability

- Two UltraDMA/100 IDE interfaces for up to four devices

- Realtek (r) LAN Controller (optional)

- Three PCI 2.2 compliant slots

- Four USB ports

- WOL, WOR Support

- 2Mb Award (r) BIOS

- Bundled software from PC-cillin (r) , Cyberlink (r) and Intel (r)

- ASUS (r) PC Probe(tm) and LiveUpdate(tm) software

The ASUS A7VI-VM is available in quantities now. For more information visit
the ASUS website located at:

About ASUS (r)
Established in 1989, ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (TSE:2357) is the worlds leading
manufacturer of high quality
motherboards, notebooks, VGA cards, servers, broadband modems, and optical
storage devices. With
annual sales of over US$2 Billion and world-class engineering, ASUS provides
innovative technology
solutions to consumer, corporate and top-tier OEM customers. Company
achievements include consecutive
rankings in the ¡§Top 100 InfoTech Companies¡¨ in 1998,1999 and 2000 by
Businessweek as well as being
named the ¡§8th Most Profitable Company¡¨ in 1999. In the year 2000, ASUS
was also ranked the No.1
Taiwan Company in Global Views Monthly¡¦s ¡§Info Tech 2000¡¨.
ASUS is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan and has global sales offices in the
United States, Germany and
China. For additional information, visit the company web site at http://www.

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