For 10 years now I have breathed and worked in the computer industry. Throughout this time I have come to know SiS through their third rate products such as Video cards, motherboard chipsets and more. I never bothered looking into this company because of their third rate products. It's no wonder that I was surprised to find out that SiS is a large manufacturer of semiconductors & LEADER? I have yet to see the proof. Not only this, but they tout that they have the fastest chipset out for the P4. If this new product is anything like their past, watch out.Anyone have any opinions on this besides me?
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Eh I think Intel Should Re Adopt the Rambus Standard Since They Have the P4 HTs with Built in Level 3 cache now, Those New P4s are just a Apatizer until the 64BIT P4s Come Out Which i think will integrate HT at 800 MHZ or even Higher Now, and the PAT increases speed while keeping stable. They Have the Itanium but i wouldnt consider that a Major 64Bit Processor for the Home, Hmm I Wonder if the XEON will soon become XEON 2.
SiS, really, is the leader in manufacturing... In fact, nobody spoke about TECHNOLOGICAL leadership. But the volume of the products which are being sold by SiS, surpasses the volumes provided by Via and Intel. Concerning the speed superiority mentioned in clause, it is necessary to tell, that it is possible because of the applied technology of four-channel access to memory. Nobody has applied such technology in PC chipsets before, that's all.
I knew a farmer that had 5,000 acres. One day a sales man came in to sell him a knew kind of seed. He talked for just a little bit, then the farmer interrupted and said, Show me the documentation where it worked! He wasn't putting his cash in a story, but a real deal. But I always have a wait and see attuide. Will it really work that good?
And what about a video card company called nvidia? They made a chipset and a motherboard that knocked VIA on their bohinney, in performance. And to top it off, they built it with onboard sound that rivaled Creative! with on board everything else. For the same money as a regular mb. Save me some money!
Their are some smart people out their that can get a job done.
And talking about money, what is 1200 RDram gonna cost? Then the extra cost of a P4 on top. A XP-2400 sounds extra good for my needs at $80.00.
Will it really work that good? Do I really need 9.6 GB of memory?
And finally, How much faster than instant do you need to go! LOL
Well Yes it depends on what ur Doing with System, Most Gamers/Pro users/Graphics Designers need all the Capability they can get. i Fall Into the Gamer Category. But Having That Excess Power allows for great Ability with future Applications. But Imagine if AMD adopted the Rambus Standard.
You know you are right Mr.
Mr. Reed, I am an avid gamer too; As far as computing power is concerned, my pocket book and I try to keep up with the latest and the greatest. Right now I'm running a HT 3ghz with 1gig of 400mhz ecc memory. I'll say this: it is a beautiful thing to have this kind of raw power. I can't wait till 64bit computing gets out of the diapers.
With regard to the 2nd post, Intel dropped RAMBUS because they were afraid of tainting their image after the Rambus group started pulling copyright stunts. Although Rambus is expensive and has a dirty name, it is a great product. If AMD were to adopt Rambus with the new line of 64bit CPU's, no doubt that they would have a predictable advantage over Intel.
I still think that SIS will fall short. If they don't, I'll eat my words and preach SIS to the world. But I don't think that it will happen. Someone please prove me wrong.
Don't forget that Intel launched the P4 with RDRAM. The whole industry criticised them for it because of the high cost. They dumped it. DDR500 RAM is now being produced, later DDR??? Ultimately its all about cost. As long as DDR keeps on moving up the pace and RDRAM stays expensive no one will support it, regardless of what it can do.
taking DDR too long to go up in speed i say because Rambus is already way ahead with a little over ghz clock operation, Considering the Price i doubt SIS will Survive the Chipset wars, once no one buys their stuff. Imagine No More SIS.
Ive always been against SIS, but now im going against ASUS, they apparently are releasing new Products without Making revisions of the older ones to fix all the darn bugs. Another Thing Dont Hear much about ABIT products good or bad. Just maybe they are the better motherboard maker.
No doubt SiS chipsets for the P4 are inferior to Intel. But then Intel is pretty tough competition. I really like the 'single chip' design they came up with for socket A. Makes for a nice 'clean' m/b, and cheaper to manufacture. Good 'southbridge' performance as well.
u guys notice something everyone is out there making money..........and they are trying to make it really fast....so becareful leave it to the dumb ases and the money people to give it a shot after all it is SIS not so well trusted and not really famous for stability........., i would anyday opt out for intel or via or nvidia for the fact but not really SIS, maybe i will just wait for Intel or VIA to come out with something like that since they take pride in their R&D and wouldnt want their name to go down the god forsaken drain,
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