His publicity in CsH
8/12/2001: DDR to 333 MHz for the Pentium 4, of the hand of...: SiS!!
The Pentium 4 has just received his first "official" chipset (that is to say, with Intel license) with support of memory DDR-SDRAM; and not only he supports the current types DDR200 (PC1600) and DDR266 (PC2100), but also a new speed: the DDR-SDRAM to 333 "equivalent" MHz (166 "physical" MHz with double use of the sign), named also PC2700 for being his equal band to 2,7 GB/s (if the only channel is used).
This chipset consists of Northbridge SiS645 and Southbridge SiS961, which they communicate to themselves between themselves with a bus of up to 533 MB/s thanks to the technology MuTIOL. One hopes that the production in mass should begin this one the same September.
As his name indicates, the SiS645/SiS961 comes from the hand of the Taiwanese manufacturer SiS, who recently is recovering importance thank you both to his technology (his recent chipset SiS735 for Athlon is even more rapid than those of AMD, ROUTE and ALi) and to the decision of Intel to grant license to him, together with ALi and ATI, to make chipsets for Pentium 4.
Obviously, the idea of Intel is "to stop the feet" to ROUTE, who at present makes almost half of the chipsets of the market. ROUTE thinks that it has right to make chipsets for Pentium 4 thanks to his acquisition on behalf of S3 (it is laaargo of explaining), and really right now it is making the ROUTE P4X266... but Intel is not of the same opinion. In any case, it would be graceful that SiS will end up by being so dangerous or more than the proper ROUTE.
More information in:
ROUTE and SONICblue present his new chipset ProSavage KN133
Also SiS will make chipsets for Pentium 4
ALi will make chipsets for Pentium 4
Pentium 4 with memory DDR for this autumn?
News written for: Juan Herrerías