Intel, AMD and others have taken another way – they created a wide bus, and as for SiS, they didn’t need to build a broadway instead of a narrow path, and it was thanks to the chipset design in the form of one chip. Unfortunately, we couldn’t test the VIA KM since we do not have a board on it, but we were able to compare the chipset with other integrated solutions. Speed characteristics were defined in comparison with the systems of the same level, and we were aimed at the VIA KM releasing right after the SiSS. Write a comment below. The bus connecting the hubs in Intel solutions has been extended up to Mbps bandwidth, twice exceeding PCI characteristics. A year passed but no boards based on it could be actually seen – and it’s concerned with the fact that at a comparable price an end-user was choosing among the i and the SiS And now SiS tries to enter budget PC market, and this time they gamble on the system based on Athlon and Duron processors.
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And what’s about SiS? Nevertheless, the chipset is intended for the value market sector.
Besides, there is offered a wide choice of memory settings – and the only thing missed for an overclocker is a possibility to increase core voltage. Video 3Digests Video cards: In case of the latest Intel chipsets there are 3 hubs, the two first are the same north and south bridges, and the third one represents a usual chip of Flash-memory.
I’d like to mark out of the listed specs a built-in video adapter – an already known solution based on the SiS Let’s see whether it can prove its might. There is a wide range of frequencies to choose: As for stability, I could only mention that the system gave out failures rather often, and then hung.
But it’s not so simple.
ASUS A7S-VM – motherboard – micro ATX – Socket A – SiSS Overview – CNET
Intel, AMD and others have taken another way – they s7s a wide bus, and as for SiS, they didn’t need to build a broadway instead of a narrow path, and it was thanks to the chipset design in the form of one chip. No secret that exactly this connection was of the greatest importance for modern chipsets, since IDE devices because of increasing bandwidth of their channel in case of the ATA – up to mbps laid the main load on the bus while exchanging of data between north and south bridges, what with PCI bandwidth didn’t leave a a7x for other devices.
Final words The direct competitor of the SiSS will be of course the KM chipset – and on the example of the KT, which has a similar architecture with the KM, we can see that the struggle of Socket Socket A boards in the low market sector won’t be so bloody. Speed characteristics were defined in comparison with the systems of the same level, and we were aimed at the VIA KM releasing right after the SiSS.
A7S-VM | ASUS Global
Last time we can s7s hear about a Taiwanese company Silicon Integrated Systems SiS – the last news form them were connected with an integrated solution for Socket systems – the SiS chipset. But we should mention once again that it was not a production board, but a sample.
ASUS A7S-VM, Socket A, AMD (A7S-VM/WA/LAN) Motherboard
Such choice was done due to the fact that Duron must have to seize the low PC market segment, and it correspondingly had to have chipsets. Motherboard manufacturers announced the boards for this chipset but it still takes some time to appear on the market. Although 2D image is quite good, we can’t call the SiS a successful choice. Apart from it, SiS company was busy with building of a factory what also 7as away money from development a7a new technologies. Their attempts to reanimate the chipset with release of new versions – E and S where a possibility to use SiS – video bridge q7s SiS was removed, and in the latter they added An AGP 4x slot, one more USB port and ATA support didn’t allow the company to receive marked dividends.
What will the company be doing now? And VIA is not sleeping either: As you can see the results are not very attractive. Write a comment below. A possibility to change multipliers manually was a pleasant feature, but this function turned to be unworkable. The layout is actually not very competent – z7s position of CD-in and AUX-In connectors in front of PCI-slots doesn’t always provide an easy access, power supply connector is located between a socket and a rear panel, and in some cases it will be accessed with difficulty because of a power supply a7d in the way.
ASUS A7S-VM – motherboard – micro ATX – Socket A – SiS730S Series
SiS have noticed it and decided to gamble on the “all-in-one” solution. In Quake3 it was an integrated video adapter that lets it as. Although it doesn’t widens a bus between the conditional bridges, it gives possibility to connect directly an IDE controller and a north bridge. Board manufacturers spent little money for their products what resulted in weak characteristics of the boards.
That’s why we tested PM based board which contained Savage4 core and was intended for the systems with Socketand the KTA together with a video card based on q7s Savage4 Pro. It’s version, though, was beta – not even a release, that’s why everything can change yet. The bus connecting the hubs in Intel solutions has been extended up to Mbps bandwidth, twice exceeding PCI characteristics.