8/10/2000: SiS and ALi react: new chipsets for mikes AMD
It seems that finally ROUTE is going to have authentic competition on the chipsets market for microprocessors AMD Athlon and Duron. In a little time they have announced new products to themselves on the part of two of the "outstanding figures" of the market of chipsets: SiS and ALi (a few names of curious spelling, certainly).
The SiS730S will be the first chipset for Athlon with an integrated graphic checker, a SiS300 3D/2D of 128 bits; not to repeat the errors of Intel, the above mentioned checker (possibly not very powerful in 3D) it will be actualizable by means of a groove AGP 4x. Other outstanding characteristics are a support of PC133, ATA/100, 6 ports USB, a modem 56 K, audio and network, integrated all this.
For his part, ALi bets not for the integration but for the yield: his chipset ALiMAGiK 1 (we suppose that the first one of a series, if it is successful) includes support of up to 3 GB of memory DDR-SDRAM (in addition to PC133, of course), with which GB / century will reach a maximum band of memory of 2,1 East chipset will have a version for portable computers, the MobileMAGiK 1.
SiS hopes to have his chipset in pre-production from September, to 42 $ every 10.000 units, while the date of ALi is more vague, "the fourth trimester" of this year, and it will cost only 31 $ every 20.000 units.
More information in: