SiS965 PCI Express Southbridge


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SiS today announced the launch of its newest south bridge, the SiS965,
supporting PCI Express and integrated Gigabit LAN and featuring support for up
to 4 SATA ports.
Integrating the latest PCI Express technology, the SiS965 is ready 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 Gigabit LAN cards and Capture cards.

sis965 72 200 SiS965 PCI Express Southbridge

SiS today announced the launch of its newest south bridge, the SiS965,
supporting PCI Express and integrated Gigabit LAN and featuring support for up
to 4 SATA ports.

Integrating the latest PCI Express technology, the SiS965 is ready 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 Gigabit LAN cards and Capture cards.

Gigabit Ethernet also promises huge potential, with a 10 fold increase in
bandwidth over the standard 100Mbps Ethernet commonly in use today. Applications
that can benefit today from this technology are in local area networks, where
information is being shared across servers between PCs. With the SiS965
solution, Gigabit Ethernet is integrated which provides for both sufficient
bandwidth support and a lower lost structure than using an external PCI or PCIE
interface structure.

SiS965 also features a robust feature set for todays demanding and varied PC
applications, including support for 8 USB 2.0 ports, AC’97 7.1 channel sound, 4
SATA (supporting hot plug functionality) and 4 PATA Devices.

"The SiS965 makes the SiS product line even stronger, giving SiS customers the
opportunity to have the benefits of PCI Express and integrated Gigabit LAN."
Said by Michael Chen, the President and CEO of SiS.

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