Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) recently confirmed that its SiS756 northbridge has already moved into mass production and motherboards using the chip will be available in the first quarter. The company officially announced this northbridge chip in the middle of March and it recently passed PCI-SIG PCI Express (PCIe) compatibility certification.
The SiS756 supports the Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Athlon64, Athlon64 FX, Opteron and Sempron processors and offers a PCIe x16 interface for discrete graphics. In combination with the SiS965 southbridge, the solution comes with an integrated SATA 1.0 controller (with RAID functions), Ultra ATA/133 controller (2 channels), PCIe x1 bridge (250MB/s bandwidth in each direction), USB 2.0/1.1 host controller (up to 8 ports), Gigabit Ethernet MAC controller, AC'97 audio interface and V.90 modem support.
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Asustek and MSI to support SiS756
Posted on Thursday, December 23 2004 @ 8:59 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck