SiS launches new Chipset for AMD Athlon XP FSB400MHz Platform

Posted on Tuesday, August 12 2003 @ 7:44 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Today SiS announced a new integrated chipset for the 400MHz FSB AMD Athlon XP platform, the SiS741 chipset. It supports DDR400, SiS HyperStreaming and AGP 8X. The SiS964 southbridge will be coupled with SiS741, and features SATA, multiple RAID modes, eight USB 2.0 ports, 5.1 channel surround sound, ...

  “All series of SiS’ integrated chipsets are moving forward to a new era that requires hi-end performance. With supporting advanced FSB400MHz and excellent performance in all aspects, SiS741 is the best choice of the AMD Athlon™ XP platform." said Michael Chen, president and CEO of SiS. "Notebook and Mobile platform have lead the market trend in nowadays, SiS will present complete product line to satisfy the market needs."

Motherboard makers have been starting on the testing and related design with the SiS741 engineering sample. Mass production of motherboards adopting the SiS741 chipset will commence in September 2003.
SiS741 supports the latest AMD Athlon™ XP 400MHz FSB clock, proving stable high-speed computing function and multiple RAM formats which include DDR400, 333, and 266. Through SiS' Ultra-AGPIITM Technology and the outstanding graphic core, SiS741 is able to achieve the VGA Throughput up to 3.2GB/s with DDR400, which significantly outperforms the former 2.1GB/s standard speed provided by AGP 8X. SiS741's superb ECLK and 1600x1200 high resolution can support UXGA TFT-LCD output and perfectly perform high quality images for 3D games.

SiS964 will be coupled with SiS741 as the South Bridge Chipset, which integrated with Serial ATA high-speed transfer interface. The brand-new South Bridge Chipset SiS964 not only supports Dual-Channel parallel ATA, but also adds two independent Serial ATA150 connection ports, which offer storage devices with data transmission speed up to 150MB/sec. Other special features include 8 built-in USB2.0 ports, which meet the requirement for increasing peripheral device connections, full 5.1 channel surround sound, V.90 modem and Ethernet network. The SiS964 also supports Multiple RAID disk array modes, including RAID0, RAID1, and JBOD, which further enhance the stability and performance of the operating environment.
SiS chipsets supporting AMD Athlon™ XP FSB400MHz
Integrated Chipset
Open Architecture Chipset
DX7 Hardware Compliant
DX9 Software Compliant

Mm a new chipset for the AMD Athlon XP while the Athlon64 is coming very soon it might sound a bit strange. But it is still wisely because most sales for the next few months will still be made from the 'Athlon XP non 64 bit'.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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