VIA PT894 north bridge will also arrive in late October due to a redesign process of the chipset. SiS is expected to start volume shipments of its SiS965 south bridge later this month but SiS656 and SiS649 north bridge chips will not be available until mid or late October. VIA and SiS are expected to meet strong competition from ATI when begins marketing the RS400 and RS480 in the fourth quarter.

VIA PT894 north bridge will also arrive in late October due to a redesign process of the chipset. SiS is expected to start volume shipments of its SiS965 south bridge later this month but SiS656 and SiS649 north bridge chips will not be available until mid or late October. VIA and SiS are expected to meet strong competition from ATI when begins marketing the RS400 and RS480 in the fourth quarter.