SiS today announced the launch of its newest North Bridge for the AMD Athlon™
64FX CPU, the SiS756. The SiS756 is the first SiS North Bridge supporting the
new PCI-E standard, and is designed to work seamlessly with the SiS965 South
Bridge, offering customers a complete PCI-E compatible desktop or notebook
solution, with full support for the technologies of tomorrow that will arrive
with PCI Express.

The SiS756 also supports the new PCI Express x16 interface, which provides an
8GB/s bi-direction transfer rate, compared with the current AGP 8x standard of
2.1GB/s. PCIE 16x Graphics cards are already appearing on the market, and SiS756
customers will be well-positioned to take advantage of this huge step forward
for desktop PC 3D graphics.
The SiS756 is ready for these applications, as it features SiS leading
HyperStreaming™ technology, integrated with AMDs exclusive 1GHz HyperTransport™
technology to deliver up to 2000MT/s. Moreover, SiS MuTIOL® 1G technology,
embedded in the SiS756 chipset, ensures the smoothest data transfer between
North and South Bridges and the fastest bus architecture available on a desktop
PC chipset.

Matched with SiS latest South Bridge Chipset SiS965, the SiS756 offers a
complete solution, simplifying sales and support while offering users the most
cutting edge features. The SiS965 features a robust feature set for todays
demanding and varied PC applications, including support for two PCI-E x1,
gigabit LAN, 8 USB 2.0 ports, AC 97 7.1 channel sound, 4 SATA and 4 PATA
devices. The SiS965 also supports SATA Multiple RAID disk array modes in RAID0,
1, 0+1, and JBOD. The pilot run production has
successfully begun and vendor samples are available now.

SiS today announced the launch of its newest North Bridge for the AMD Athlon™
64FX CPU, the SiS756. The SiS756 is the first SiS North Bridge supporting the
new PCI-E standard, and is designed to work seamlessly with the SiS965 South
Bridge, offering customers a complete PCI-E compatible desktop or notebook
solution, with full support for the technologies of tomorrow that will arrive
with PCI Express.

The new PCI Express standard is phasing out the standard PCI slots that have
been the basis of the PC hardware I/O system for the past decade. With PCI
Express, users can expect their PCs to be upgradeable to the next generation of
high-performance peripheral devices designed specifically for the higher
bandwidth that PCI Express offers, such as graphic cards and LAN cards.

The AMD Athlon™ 64FX is currently the highest performing CPU available for
desktop PC, as it has the largest on-die cache of any desktop PC processor and a
substantial 128-bit integrated memory controller. This makes the Athlon™ 64
particularly effective for high-end multimedia and gaming applications, where
reduced memory latency and enhanced memory performance make a significant
difference in application performance. The Athlon™ 64 is also the only processor
that is able to run 32 bit applications as well as upcoming 64 bit applications
that promise to revolutionize desktop computing.

The SiS756 also supports the new PCI Express x16 interface, which provides an
8GB/s bi-direction transfer rate, compared with the current AGP 8x standard of
2.1GB/s. PCIE 16x Graphics cards are already appearing on the market, and SiS756
customers will be well-positioned to take advantage of this huge step forward
for desktop PC 3D graphics.

The SiS756 is ready for these applications, as it features SiS leading
HyperStreaming™ technology, integrated with AMDs exclusive 1GHz HyperTransport™
technology to deliver up to 2000MT/s. Moreover, SiS MuTIOL® 1G technology,
embedded in the SiS756 chipset, ensures the smoothest data transfer between
North and South Bridges and the fastest bus architecture available on a desktop
PC chipset.

Matched with SiS latest South Bridge Chipset SiS965, the SiS756 offers a
complete solution, simplifying sales and support while offering users the most
cutting edge features. The SiS965 features a robust feature set for todays
demanding and varied PC applications, including support for two PCI-E x1,
gigabit LAN, 8 USB 2.0 ports, AC 97 7.1 channel sound, 4 SATA and 4 PATA
devices. The SiS965 also supports SATA Multiple RAID disk array modes in RAID0,
1, 0+1, and JBOD.

SiS has always been focused on cutting edge technologies, said Michael Chen,
President and CEO of SiS. With the SiS756, SiS has given Athlon™ 64FX users the
benefits of advanced PCI Express technology today. The pilot run production has
successfully begun and vendor samples are available now.