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SiS unveils SiS656 and SiS756 Northbridges with PCI Express support

One after another Taiwanese chipset makers are announcing their PCI Express solutions, according to the roadmaps. Today we got to know that SiS unveiled SiS656 and SiS756 Northbridges for Pentium 4 and Athlon 64, respectively.

SiS656 for Pentium 4 (Socket 478 / LGA775) supporting Hyper-Threading, PCI Express x16, 800/533/400 MHz FSB, dual-channel DDR2-667/DDR400 up to 4GB. It´s designed to work together with SiS965 Southbridge announced in February. SiS MuTIOL bus offers usual up to 1GB/s throughput.

SiS756 for Athlon 64 also supports PCI Express x16 and has Hyper-Transport clock rate increased to 1GHz. Similar to SiS656, SiS756 is to be coupled with SiS965 Southbridge via 1GB/s MuTIOL bus. (Speaking of SiS965, it supports 2x SATA 150, 2 x PCI Express x1, 7.1-channel audio, 10/100 LAN, etc.)

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