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Canterwood and Sis R659... The Rimm's Are Back!

Discussão em 'Novidades Hardware PC' iniciada por Dutchman.Pt, 20 de Abril de 2003. (Respostas: 3; Visualizações: 626)

  1. Dutchman.Pt

    Dutchman.Pt Banido

    The SiS R659
    This week's announcement of the SiS R659 chipset -- a team effort backed by SiS, Samsung, ASUS, and Rambus, due to ship in the third quarter of this year -- came as a bit of a surprise, especially since the current SiS R658 isn't exactly a sensation that's sweeping the nation. Another RDRAM-based chipset frankly didn't sound like a rational idea, especially with Intel readying dual-channel DDR333 desktop chipsets, and SiS' competitive 655 already shipping. Reading a bit further into the specs, however, shows that the R659 isn't your run-of-the-mill chipset, but a true second-generation advance.

    To start, the R659 Northbridge includes a high-speed Rambus memory controller, featuring a four-channel PC1200 RDRAM interface. This gives the R659 a memory bandwidth of 9.6GB/sec, which far exceeds any current dual-channel DDR or RDRAM desktop platform. In fact, it swamps the bandwidth of a 533MHz-bus Pentium 4 processor (4.3GB/sec) and even leaves the rumored 800MHz-bus Pentium 4 (6.4GB/sec) in the dust.

    Like the nForce2, the SiS R659 looks to be made for CPUs that are well down the road, while allowing a significant performance ceiling for Pentium 4s that will be released in 2003. Though we're unsure of exactly how it'll be implemented (512MB PC1200 is rare to nonexistent today), SiS also trumpets a memory ceiling of 16GB. The Southbridge component will be the SiS 964, which includes all of the standard features along with Serial ATA support.

    SiS' partners on the R659 project read like a who's who of the PC hardware world, with ASUS as the real surprise. It seems Rambus and Samsung are tied at the hip, and SiS has already produced one RDRAM chipset, but ASUS is probably the most recognizable motherboard manufacturer and has tended to play the field. While it'll be interesting to see how the plan plays out, the R659 is certainly not lacking for prominent, powerful companies championing its cause.


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    Será que é desta que as Rimm's se impõem no mercado?!
    I Hope so, porque sinceramente continuo a axar e os factos provam tal que se não houvesse tantos problemas com as Mboards para Rimm's no mercado esta seria a memoria certamente utilizada para os altos desempenhos. Basta ver que os Pentium 4 inicialmente só funcionavam com Rimm's, a solução DDR veio depois.
    É bom que este chipset se imponha no mercado! I want Rimm's back up again! Monopolio DDr?! No lo creio ;)
    Quando mudar pa Canterwood é pa uma Mboard com Rimm's, assim o espero e espero também que os fabricantes não me desiludam, tal como desiludiram vários "fanaticos" de Rimm's all over the world!
    Dêem as vossas opiniões!

    Obrigado Pela Atenção,

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  2. SilveRRIng

    SilveRRIng Power Member

    Dutch,

    Se eu tiver percebido correctamente as Canterwood só suportarão DDR, em dual channel. Se keres Quad Channel com RIMMs só com esse SIS 659 mesmo.

    É bom q haja alternativa no mercado das mems mas com a Intel a apostar forte nas DDR não vai ser fácil. Até o chipset, o GrantsDale q vão lançar la para o final do ano vai ter DDR-2, dual channel. Tirando esse chipset as coisas não estão faceis para os RIMMs, dado q ate a Intel esta numa de esperar pra ver se vale a pena ainda apostar nos RIMMs.
     
  3. Nemesis11

    Nemesis11 Power Member

    E ainda há a QBM que a VIA vai lançar......

    Concorrencia é sempre uma boa coisa.
     
  4. SilveRRIng

    SilveRRIng Power Member

    Nem mais,

    Esperemos q os fabricantes de mems e boards alinhem nisso também , pq pelo menos o conceito tem bom aspecto e faz todo o sentido.
     

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