SiS has entered mass production of its M741 chipset
for mobile platform supporting the AMD Athlon XP processor. Notebooks adopting
the M741 chipset will be available in the market in the first quarter. The M741
supports the latest AMD Athlon XP 333MHz FSB clock, proving stable high-speed
computing function and multiple RAM formats which include DDR400, 333, and 266.
Through SiS’ Ultra-AGPII Technology and the
graphics core, the M741 is able to achieve the VGA throughput up to 3.2GB/s with
DDR400, which outperforms the former 2.1GB/s standard speed provided by AGP 8X.
The SiS963 will be coupled with the M741 as the south bridge controller, which
integrated with serial ATA high-speed transfer interface. The SiS963 supports
Dual-Channel parallel ATA, 6 built-in USB2.0 ports, full 5.1 channel surround
sound, V.90 modem and Ethernet network.