Vista ha annunciato, mediante il comunicato stampa di seguito allegato, la realizzazione del chip-set 671FX, finalizzato alla implementazione di motherboard Windows Vista Ready e dotate di supporto per i processori Core 2 Duo di Intel.
La nuova soluzione di SiS ha dalla sua un buon rapporto qualità/prezzo; consente l'impostazione di una frequenza di FSB fino a 1066MHz, supporta le connettività PCI-E, PCI, SATA, USB2.0 e Gigabit Ethernet.
SiS671FX integra un sottosistema grafico basato sulla tecnologia proprietaria Mirage 3, che è compatibile con le DirectX 9 di Microsoft: tuttavia è in grado di gestire una scheda grafica in standard PCI-Express x16 mediante uno slot dedicato.
Taipei, Nov. 16th, 2006—SiS today announced that the newly-released SiS671FX integrated chipset is specially designed for Intel platform and is considered one of the most valuable products in mainstream market.
Following the development of Microsoft Windows Vista operating system, SiS proudly unveiled its latest SiS671FX chipset supporting this next-generation OS in Q4, 2006. The SiS671FX chipset is for Intel desktop PCs platform, and it aims to provide outstanding system performance by supporting Windows Vista. It supports Intel Core 2 Duo processors, and also supports FSB up to 1066MHz. Besides, the SiS671FX chipset integrates Mirage 3 graphics engine to provide DX9.0 hardware support and extremely advanced 2D and 3D graphics effects. Combining with SiS Real Video Technology, the SiS671FX chipset is able to deliver superior static and dynamic images. In addition, the SiS671FX supports one PCI Express x16 slot to provide up to 4GB/s of bandwidth for each direction.
In addition, power-saving is another feature of the SiS671FX chipset. The SiS671FX is integrated with the SiS Mirage 3 graphics engine with “Smart Dynamic Clock Gating” technology. It can automatically adjust the clock no matter in 2D or 3D condition, resulting in less loading of the system so that it saves around 40% of power-consumption.
The SiS968 Southbridge chipset is paired with the SiS671FX Northbridge chipset to provide most powerful performance. SiS proprietary MuTIOL technology provides transmission bandwidth up to 1GB/s between Northbridge and Southbridge. The SiS968 Southbridge chipset features 2 SATA 3G connectors to provide up to 300MB/s of data transmission for each storage device. It also supports high-speed Gigabit Ethernet which enables users to have ultimate internet experience. Power management is the most competitive function of the SiS968 Southbridge chipset. All of the devices, connecting with the SiS968, include PCIe, PCI, SATA, USB2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, and High-Definition Audio, can be automatically detected the status and be distributed power accordingly. Such an excellent design enables Southbridge to efficiently manage power and saves at least 50% of power-consumption.
“The SiS671FX integrated chipset is compatible with Windows Vista operating system, and features excellent image delivery and advanced power management technology. No matter for household user or gamer, the SiS671FX is definitely the best choice for them.” Said Daniel Chen, the President and CEO of SiS.
Source: SiS Press Release