SiS to launch new AMD-based chipsets

With Silicon Integrated System (SiS) planning to launch Intel-based chipsets, according to previous reports, the company also schedules to launch new chipsets for AMD platforms, according to sources familiar with SiS's plans.

SiS will launch the performance level SiS 757 and mainstream level SiS 772 IGP chipsets plus the new SiS 969 southbridge in the first quarter of 2008. SiS 757 and 772 will support Socket AM2+/AM3 processors, AMD's Cool 'n' Quiet technology and HyperTransport 3.0. The SiS 772 IGP chipset will have the Mirage 4 graphics engine integrated which supports DirectX 10, Shader Model 4.0 and SiS Real Video technology. The IGP chipset will also have HDMI and HDCP support. Both chipsets will be paired with the new SiS 969 southbridge, noted the sources.

SiS 969 southbridge adopts SiS's MuTIOL 1G communications protocol and supports ten built-in USB 2.0 ports. The chipset also supports two ATA 133 ports and four SATA 3Gbps ports with NCQ. The chipset provides RAID 0/1/5/JBOD/0+1 modes, four PCI Express lanes and built-in high-definition audio, added the sources.

News source: DigiTimes

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If anything, this makes AMD look bad. SiS has one of thee worst chipsets on the market, nothing but trouble. I will stick to nVidia and Intel chipsets which are top of the line and backed by a top of the line company.

It took me a while to understand what you were tryin to say. That said, because they make a chipset for AMD, does not mean AMD looks bad. It should indicate that AMD is, at the very least, a contender. Why else would any company make a chipset for them? Would it not be a waste of time to do so?

I am sticking to nVidia/Intel chipsets myself. I did use a SIS chipset once back in the old K6-2 days and it gave me nothing but trouble.

SiS 755 is doing ok for me, but I'm on a budget so I had no other choice. My next rig will feature possibly an AMD chipset or a nforce chipset for amd phenom.