12/14/2000: SiS presents his innovations: graphs and DDR
The Taiwanese chipsets manufacturer attacks in two fronts. First of all he makes use of his experience in chipsets with integrated graphs (like the SiS730S for Athlon/Duron) to penetrate into the difficult world of the control chips for graphic cards, monopolized by the solutions of ATI, NVIDIA, Matrox and 3dfx, with his graphic chip SiS315.
This graphic solution 3D, it is provided with the most advanced technology, as it is the support for T&L, 256 bits (with a band of memory of 5,3 GB), support of up to 128 MB of memory of video DDR, AGP4X and, together with the additional chip SiS301, support for 2 monitors, screens flat or exit of TV. Of course, it is compatible with OpenGL and DirectX.
On the other hand, also the new chipsets have been presented for basic badges of SiS (for once without integration of graphic capacities). The new chips are the SiS635 and SiS735. Both share characteristics, with the proviso of which the first one is directed for processors Intel Pentium III and Tualatin 0,13 micron s (future Pentium III ), and the second one to the processors AMD Athlon/Duron.
Between the characteristics of both chipsets there meets the support of AGP4X, support of memoirs DDR266, DDR200 and PC133 (up to 3 grooves DIMM), the only chip instead of two (Northbrige and Southbridge), internal communication to 1,2 GB/s (ten times more that in a chipset BX), ATA100, up to 6 ports USB, support of network Ethernet, audio (with digital exit S/PDIF) and modem integrated and, of course, the support for grooves AMR, CNR and ACR.
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News written for: Miquel Tarazona