PCCHIPS begins using SiS's newest chipset in Athlon boards

By Justin Mann on December 16, 2005, 3:31 PM
SiS's 761GX chipset has been getting fairly decent reviews across the board, with many manufacturers incorporating the revamped design into their newer motherboards. While formerly relegated to a small niche portion of the market, lately SiS has been emerging as a serious contender. Most recently, PCCHIPS, typically an entry-level player, has now started using the SiS761GX / SiS965L as their chipset of choice for their A31G motherboard, an Athlon64/Sempron supporting board. With PCI Ex 16, Mirage 1 embedded graphics, along with support for external video cards and performance reviews that put it as a good fit for an entry level to midrange market, SiS is pushing their way in. While currently there is no contest for the high end, it's encouraging to see vendors being inventive. So far, the companies Foxconn, Axper and Fujitsu have also begun using the 761GX chipset in their hardware.

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vnf4ultra said:
I guess having many available chipsets and motherboard manufacturers makes it better for the consumer, since it causes competition, which in turn lowers prices, and makes the companies put out products with innovative features, to get the manufacturer business. The pcchips board is very interesting in that it has both pci-express x16 and agp pro slots. It also manages to fit both on a micro atx sized board. The bad about the board is that it's socket 754, and that it only has 2 memory dimm slots.http://www.pcchips.com.tw/PCCWeb/Products/ProductsDeta
ion[Edited by vnf4ultra on 2005-12-16 16:21:28]
DragonMaster said:
[quote]The bad about the board is that it's socket 754, and that it only has 2 memory dimm slots. [/quote]And that it's made by PCChips.
PanicX said:
[b]Originally posted by DragonMaster:[/b][quote][quote]The bad about the board is that it's socket 754, and that it only has 2 memory dimm slots. [/quote]And that it's made by PCChips.[/quote]I concur.PCCHIPs has dug itself a deep hole into the scrap heap brand name. It'll take quite a bit of work before I'd ever consider using one of their products, and I seriously don't see that happening.
Subservient said:
I can work with a socket 754, but 2 memory slots!! I'll have to see some credible reviews before I even consider buying this. Besides, I have no money anyways :(
cyrax said:
This solution seems a bit short changed. 2 memory slot can barely be cosidered logical in this a age of computing
Bartzy said:
PCCHIPS products just don't worth the money. The company uses low-cost components, foolish engineering (2 DIMM's ? socket 754? Hah? Socket 939 is going to be replaced by Socket AM2 very soon, and they are using Socket 754 ? Whatever.) and a final price that cannot compete with products from Gigabyte for example (that is far better).I would definitely pay a little more money to get a board from Gigabyte or even ASROCK. PCCHIPS will be one of my latest choices.
mentaljedi said:
i agree with all of yous. PCCHIPS? they don't compare to the quality of the other companies.
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