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SiS readies November AMD PCIE chipset launch

Volume production of discrete part scheduled

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SiS will next month join ATI, Nvidia and VIA in becoming a supplier of PCI Express chipsets for AMD processors.

November will see the company commence volume production of its SiS761 North Bridge, which will support a PCI Express x16 bus for the addition of an external graphics card.

Following the SiS716, the company plans to offer the SiS761GX, an integrated part containing SiS' own DirectX 7 Mirage1 graphics core, according to a DigiTimes report.

The GX is set to ship in Q1 2005. DirectX 9 support isn't scheduled to appear until Q3 2005, when the SiS770 goes into volume production. It incorporates the company's Mirage3 graphics core.

The company is also said to be preparing for release in the same timeframe as the SiS770 a follow-up to the AGP-based SiS756. Dubbed the SiS756FX, the part is said to offer a Mirage1 graphics and a pair of external PCI Express x16 interfaces which can support two Nvidia SLI graphics cards.

SiS' AMD PCI Express chipsets will follow Nvidia's nForce 4, ATI's Radeon Xpress and VIA's K8T890 chipset, all of which are due to ship later this month. ®

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