Chipset SiS per Athlon 64FX Socket 939
SiS, uno dei 3 principali produttori di chipset taiwanesi assieme a VIA e ALi, ha ufficialmente annunciato la prossima disponibilità del chipset SiS755FX; evoluzione del modello SiS755, questo nuovo chipset supporta ufficialmente le cpu AMD Athlon FX per Socket 939, in abbinamento all'interfaccia HyperTransport a 1 Ghz di clock.
L'utilizzo della nuova frequenza di 1 Ghz per il bus Hypertransport permetterà a questo chipset di avere a disposizione una bandwidth massima teorica pari a ben 8 Gbytes al secondo, contro un valore di 6,4 Gbytes al secondo fornito dal bus Hypertransport con tradizionale connessione a 800 Mhz.
Di seguito il comunicato stampa ufficiale di SiS:
November 13, 2003; Taipei - Silicon Integrated Systems Corp., the leading supplier of core logic products, today announced the release of the SiS755FX chipset, which is worldwide first chipset with full support for 939pins AMD Athlon 64 FX CPU and 1GHz HyperTransport interface. Featuring support for AGP 8X interface, the SiS755FX chipset is promised to bring most high-standard performance to PC users.
The SiS755FX Chipset employs SiS¡¦ proprietary HyperStreaming Engine technology and, furthermore, amazingly integrates with AMD¡¦s exclusive 1GHz HyperTransport technology as well as the 8/16-bits connection technology to deliver the Front Side Bus (FSB) transmission speed up to 8GB/sec (2000MT). SiS755FX perfectly works closely with 939pins AMD Athlon 64 FX CPU to ensure the optimal performance of bandwidth, and also achieves low-latency and high-efficiency in data transmission. The AGP 8X interface allows the system to adopt the most advanced graphic cards in the market for the optimal graphic transmission. Moreover, the MuTIOL® 1G technology, embedded in SiS755FX chipset, ensures the smoothest data transfer between South and North Bridges.
Paired with SiS¡¦ latest South Bridge Chipset SiS964, SiS755FX completes the entire system. By integrating with supporting for Serial ATA high-speed transfer interface, the brand-new South Bridge Chipset SiS964 not only supports Dual-Channel parallel ATA, but also features 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 has always been working on completing the product line supporting AMD64 platform to satisfy all the needs of PC users from different market segments" said Michael Chen, president and CEO of SiS. "With the SiS755 supporting AMD Athlon 64/Opteron CPU, the SiS760 delivering most cost-effectively high-end graphic performance, and the SiS755FX supporting the latest 939pins AMD Athlon 64 FX CPU, SiS can definitely deliver the best AMD64 platform solution to all PC users from different market segments."