SiS announced the SiS671FX chipset is now available on the market, in the Asus P5S-MX SE motherboard. This chipset features the Mirage 3 graphics engine.
Based on the SiS671FX chipset, ASUS P5S-MX SE motherboard supports FSB 1066/800/533MHz Intel Core 2 Duo/ Pentium D/ Pentium 4/ Celeron processors. It also supports DDR2-667 memory and allows up to 5.4GB/s of transmission bandwidth. With SiS’s proprietary HyperStreaming™ technology, the SiS671FX enables to optimize the performance of the entire computer system. It smartly manages the data streaming to flow effortlessly between the North Bridge and South Bridge, from the peripherals to the core logic chipsets, to the front side bus, to the memory and to the graphic interface. The Mirage 3 graphics engine is also integrated in the SiS671FX chipset to support 2D and 3D playback. The Mirage™3 graphics engine smoothes the image quality of the system when playing games or watching DVDs. Moreover, the SiS671FX chipset equips one PCI Express x16 slot which allows up to 4GB/s of bandwidth for each direction. Gamers do not need to worry about further upgrading.
The SiS968 Southbridge is paired with the SiS671FX to strengthen the P5S-MX SE motherboard. It supports PCI Express x1 interface, provides two high-speed Serial ATA connectors to speed up the data transmission process, and increases the stability of the system by supporting RAID0 and RAID1. Enabling users to enjoy Dolby digital and surrounding effects, the SiS968 supports 6-channel High Definition Audio. Also, the SiS968 has built-in 10/100Mbps Ethernet controller for Internet usage. Moreover, the SiS968 supports S/PDIF (Sony/Philips digital Interface) to provide perfect digital signals by connecting PC with home entertainment devices.