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SiS focuses on Pentium4 chipsets

SiS focuses on Pentium4 chipsets

SiS seems to want to shift its diverse production of CPU chipsets a little more to the Pentium4, at least for the time being. This is due to the fact that in the last few months only one single chipset has been mass-produced, the SiS645 for the Pentium4.

The chipsets for AMD's Athlon processors have so far not been able to reach these numbers, so that SiS would like to slowly withdraw from this area and will at least for the time being concentrate entirely on Pentium4 chipsets. In contrast to VIA, SiS has a license from Intel in this area and does not have to argue for the manufacturer's favor with its competitor from Taiwan. In the SockelA business, the KT266A from VIA had recently been pushed back more and more and could only sell very small quantities to the manufacturers. That is why VIA does not support DDR400, but will introduce the SiS746 in connection with the SiS962 southbridge in the second quarter. The SiS962 southbridge will also support ATA/133, USB2.0 and IEEE1394 (Firewire). The Northbridge offers the same features as the SiS745, but now has AGP 8x support. The SiS746 will mark the end of the SockelA chipsets from SiS, since after that, apart from the Pentium4 chipsets, only chipsets for the hammer will be produced. The first chipset for the ClawHammer will be the SiS755, which will also support AGP 8x. The SiS963 Southbridge, which was introduced at the same time, will offer ATA/133, USB2.0, Firewire and the 1GB/s fast MuTIOL technology like its predecessors. We will certainly learn more about these chipsets in the future.

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