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SiS 655FX Chipset Reference Motherboard

SiS 655FX Chipset Reference Motherboard - PCSTATS
Abstract: With the SiS655FX, the company is now positioned to be a key player in the Intel chipset market, offering better value to motherboard makers.
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External Mfg. Website: SIS Nov 03 2003   Colin Sun  
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SiS 655FX Northbridge

As the amount of data passing between the processor and northbridges scales up, bottlenecks start to become more of a problem and if not corrected can slow down the memory bandwidth, or even AGP bus. With more and more high speed devices on the market going through the PCI bus, it's starting to become max'd out very quickly, so SIS have developed a new technology called Hyperstreaming for their chipsets.

SIS' Hyperstreaming technology is not a new bus, it is just an optimization of how data flows from the PCI bus to the Southbridge, to the Northbridge and finally to the processor.

The first component to HyperStreaming is SiS' Simple Stream with Low Latency technology. Single Stream with Low Latency describes a situation where one or two streams of information between any given device and SiS's 655FX chipset have been optimized for the lowest latency between the CPU and its I/O device. These situations include; CPU-to-VGA, CPU-to-HDD, and CPU-to-Memory for example. What that means is that data will have a lower wait state between the chipsets, and depending on exactly what the processor is trying to communicate with, one can expect fairly dramatic increases in performance.

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Contents of Article: SIS 655FX
 Pg 1.  SiS 655FX Chipset Reference Motherboard
 Pg 2.  A Look Around a Reference Board
 Pg 3.  A unique layout of components
 Pg 4.  — SiS 655FX Northbridge
 Pg 5.  What is HyperStreaming?
 Pg 6.  System Specs and Benchmarks
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2000, Winbench 99
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra 2003, SpecviewPerf 7
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: PCMark2002, 3DMark2001SE
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: Quake III Arena, UT2003
 Pg 11.  Competition for the i875P and i865PE

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