TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Peripheral logic chipset vendor Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (SiS) said Tuesday (August 12, 2003) that it has produced a chipset, dubbed the SiS741, which supports AMD Athlon microprocessors with a 400-MHz (sic) front side bus and DDR400 DRAMs. The SiS741 includes an AGP 8X interface and HyperStreaming technology.
In these regards the SiS741 is the same as the SiS748 chipset introduced in March (see March 12 story) but according to SiS the 741 chipset also supports Real256E graphics and versions of the DirectX application programming interface from Microsoft.
SiS did not say how many chips comprise the chipset or what manufacturing process technology is used to make them. Nor did SiS say whether the SiS741 chipset is physically different to the SiS748 chipset.
SiS did say that the SiS741 chipset has already been sampled to makers of motherboards. Mass production of motherboards adopting the SiS741 chipset is set to commence in September 2003, SiS said.