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SiS Back On Stage: The SiS730 Chipset for Duron and Athlon

Features Of The SiS 730S Chipset

The feature list is indeed quite long. That is particularly interesting because the 730 consists of only one single BGA chip. SiS decided to stay with SDRAM memory, which won't be any real disadvantage for the next few months. Please also read Tom's evaluation of the KT133A chipset . The benchmarks there show pretty clearly that the higher FSB speed alone provides a performance increase already. Both 100 and 133 MHz processor bus clocks (the latter for the new C-Athlons) are supported by the SiS730, giving you the option to use all available Duron and Athlon CPUs from 500 to 1200 MHz and beyond.

Host Controller

  • 1.8 V Core with mixed 3.3 V and 5 V CMOS
  • Support of 100 or 133 MHz processor bus clock
  • Support of AMD PowerNow!
  • Support of Synchronous or Asynchronous Processor Bus/Memory Clock

DRAM Interface

  • Up to 3 DIMM Slots (6 Banks)
  • Up to 1.5 GB SDRAM
  • Up to 133 MHz Memory Clock

AGP Port

  • AGP 2.0 Compliant
  • AGP 4x
  • Fast Writes Support