SiS 748 Ref Mainboard Review (1) Bluetooth 2 June 2003
SiS 748 Ref Mainboard
After a long wait, the SiS 748 Reference board arrived in our labs last week.
SiS 748 is the latest K7 chipset from SiS which supports the latest 200Mhz FSB
processors or 400Mhz processors e.g. Barton AXP3200+. Featuring the
hyperstreaming technolgy, it allows this single channel DDR400 solution as fast
as current DDR400 K7 solutions available on the market today.
So what is
Hyperstreaming ? Basically hyperstreaming technology is optimised for
“Low Latency” with Single stream
“Pipelining” and “Concurrent Execution” with Multiple streams
“Prioritized Channel” with Specific stream
“Smart flow control” and “Intelligent arbitration” with Smart
This new technology avoids many of the out-of-sync audio,
jittery images, low frame rates and possible packet transfer errors. With this
new technology, it makes single channel as good as a dual channel design.
You can read more about the technology at this
The SiS 748/963L incorporates 1 MuTIOL 1GB/s bandwidth for all
the devices that reduce potential bottlenecks. This greatly enhances system
Will the SiS 748 be another success making it the most
affordable and cost effective K7 solution like the SiS 735 ? We shall take a
look. First of all, let's take a look at the board and BIOS screen shots.
XP FSB 400 MHz.
Maximum Memory Bandwidth 3.2G/B.
MuTIOL 1G® technology
Interconnect between SiS748 and SiS963L.SiS MuTIOL® 1G deliver 1GB/s
8X AGP upgrade flexibility
performance upgrade and user's facilitation. Support Maximum AGP interface
bandwidth 2.1GB/s. Backwards compatible with AGP 4X.
storage support. Increasing data/file transfer rate.
3D stereo enriches audio surrounding with up to six channels.
Integrated Communication Controller for LAN or HPNA use
interface used for 10/100Mbps LAN or 1/10Mbps HomePNA function. Reaching
cost-effective solution and design elasticity.
Integrated USB2.0 Controllers
controller for six ports, achieving real legacy free systems.