First 'one-chip' chipset from SiS

First 'one-chip' chipset from SiS

Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) has presented its new single-chip chipset. The SiS730S, which is intended for Duron and Athlon processors, integrates all North and Southbridge functions on a single chip. In addition, the chip is equipped with 3D graphics, network, modem and sound capabilities as well as hardware DVD playback.

This makes the chip ideal for notebooks or set-top boxes. You shouldn't expect top performance from the integrated SiS300 graphics solution, because it uses 64 MB of the main memory as memory. An additional graphics card can be installed, however, as the SiS730S supports an AGP 4x port. Other important features:

  • Support of 133 MHz RAM
  • 3 DIMM sockets, up to 1.5 GB RAM
  • UDMA 100 support
  • 6 USB ports
  • TV output
  • Flat panel connection
  • 3D audio
  • 56 K modem
  • 10/100 Mbit Fast Ethernet

Production of the 0.18 micron SiS730S is slated to begin in September, so motherboards with this chipset will probably not be seen this year .