Items tagged with SIS

  Intoducing the SiS655FX Chipset An Overview of Functionality and Performance By: Jeff Bouton October 2, 2003 By now you all know the drill, Intel or AMD release a new chipset for their processor platform and the other third party manufacturers, like VIA, NVIDIA, ALi, and SiS, are soon to follow.  This time around we are talking about the latest release from Silicon Integrated Systems, with their SiS655FX chipset.  Their latest incarnation is a potent package, challenging the Intel 865/875 family chipsets in an effort to offer some competition in both price points and features.  SiS introduced several new features to give the SiS655FX an edge over the competition, with the... Read more...
GeForce FX 5200 Ultra Performance Analysis Detailed Benchmarks With NVIDIA's Value Gaming Card By - Marco Chiappetta and Dave Altavilla March 12, 2003 Last week's Game Developers Conference was pumped up with lots of hype and excitement, regarding not only the software behind next generation game engines, but also the hardware that will power them.  Both ATi and NVIDIA announced DirectX 9 capable Graphics Cards, that will deliver fantastic levels of realism in upcoming titles like Doom 3.  As we know, in the land of PC Gaming, Graphics Cards are sort of like that tricked out engine you had in that '88 Mustang GT, back in the day. While ATi decided to launch a new high end card, NVIDIA... Read more...
ASUS P4S8X SiS 648 Motherboard AGP 8X, Serial ATA and More! By: Chris Angelini December 16, 2002 Manufacturing chipsets for AMD's Athlon XP is one thing.  SiS, VIA and NVIDIA all vie for market share by focusing on different areas, be it price, performance or features.  Contending with Intel in the Pentium 4 chipset market is quite a different story, though.  Between the i850E, i845PE, and latest E7205 Granite Bay chipset, Intel has maintained a commanding position in the Pentium 4 chipset market.  VIA has tried, with limited success, to attract attention with its P4X266 and P4X400 chipsets, but Intel has been quick to file suit, claiming VIA doesn't possess the necessary... Read more...
  ATI RADEON 9500 Pro Performance Analysis Seriously Powerful Mainstream Graphics By: Dave Altavilla November 27, 2002 As you probably are aware, High End / Enthusiast 3D Graphics cards, make up a relatively small slice of the overall TAM (Total Available Market) in the Graphics Card arena.  What is perhaps the largest portion of this market, is what some would call "mainstream" graphics, or the value segment.  That is to say that graphics cards, that are priced below $200 or so, make up the largest percentage share of all retail and OEM business in the marketplace.  So, as you can surmise, although it is important to have that all-powerful King of the Hill 3D Gaming... Read more...
  SiS Xabre 600: Impressions The GPU That Scales With Your Processor By: Chris Angelini November 26, 2002 There isn't much room for error in the graphics market - just ask someone who worked at 3dfx.  The current landscape is fairly barren for gaming enthusiasts, save the recent success ATI is enjoying and NVIDIA's GeForce FX announcement, which will hopefully yield actual product sometime in February.  Conversely, there is a lot more action taking place in the mainstream, where volume is the name of the game.  NVIDIA has been busy revamping the GeForce4 MX 440 and Ti 4200 cards with AGP 8x support.  And, ATI is putting the finishing touches on its RADEON 9500 and 9500... Read more...
The SiS 648 Chipset Debuts A Comprehensive Look at a Pre-Production Shuttle AS45GT/R By, Marco Chiappetta August 12, 2002    In early 2002 Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (SiS) released their 645 chipset.  Initially, many analysts were skeptical that SiS could deliver a high-performing DDR chipset for the Pentium 4.  They were all quickly proven wrong though, as time and again the SiS645 performed at, or near, the top of the pack in review after review.  Looking to build upon the relative success of the 645, SiS took the wraps off of their latest chipset for the Pentium 4, the 648.  With the new 648 Northbridge, SiS is also releasing their new 963 Southbridge which... Read more...
  The Abit SD7-533 Motherboard With Crucial DDR PC2700 Memory A SiS645 Pentium 4 board with Abit flare - DDR PC2700 Done Right With Crucial By, Dave Altavilla April 23, 2002     There certainly has been no shortage of motherboard variants on the market, that support DDR SDRAM for the Pentium 4 architecture.  Now that Intel has "the gloves off" as well, with their DDR version of the i845, it is open season for DDR SDRAM standards to ramp in speed and available chipset offerings from the likes of SiS, VIA and of course Intel themselves.  With rumblings of the DDR400 spec being nailed down by the JEDEC committees and even word of a Dual Channel DDR SDRAM chipset... Read more...
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