KarbosGuide.com. Module 2d.03b
Non-Intel chip sets (continued)
Acer Laboratories Inc in Taiwan produces chip sets as
well as other products. This Aladdin V chip set is for modern Socket 7
CPUs like AMD K6-2 running up to 350 MHz with a 100 MHz system bus.
It consists of two chips, a north and a south bridge. There features
M1541(AGP, CPU-to-PCI Bridge, Memory Cache & Buffer Controller)
Interface for all socket 7 compatible processors
PBSRAM and Memory Cache L2 controller, internal MESI tag bits (16K*2) and
Tag RAM (16K*10)
High performance FPM/EDO/SDRAM DRAM controller
PCI 2.1 compliant bus interface
Smart deep buffer design for CPU-to-DRAM, CPU-to-PCI, and PCI-to-DRAM
Flexible 64-bit memory bus interface for the best DRAM upgradeability and
M1543 (PCI-to-ISA Bus Bridge with Super I/O)
ACPI support, green function
2-channel dedicated Ultra-33 IDE Master controller
2-port USB controller, SMBus controller, PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse controller
Super I/O (Floppy Disk Controller, 2 serial port/1 parallel port) support.
Two full function universal asynchronous receiver/ transmitters (UARTs),
a flexible high performance internal data separator with send/receive 16
Serial Infra Red for wireless communications with other devices.
Swap drives A & B.
SPP, PS/2, EPP and ECP parallel port.
ALi's own homepage about this chip set.
Also SiS produces
a chip set for Socket 7. It holds two chips and is called Sis 530:
This chip set is one of the first to implement the ATA/66
interface for EIDE units.
The SiS630 chip set (only one chip) is more advanced and is compliant with the chip set trend earlier described here at KarbosGuide.com. It is PC99 and PCI 2.2 compatible. It supports Pentium II/IIIs and Celerons.
On RAM it supports PC-133 SDRAM as well as VCRAM (?), and it holds three dual inline memory modules (DIMMs) with up to 1.5Gb main memory. SiS630 also supports Ultra ATA 66 IDE and five "OpenHCI" USB ports. Something called ultra-AGPTM architecture is also mentioned as well as digital flat panel interfaces for LCD and TV output. Even 10/100M Fast Ethernet is included on-chip.
The 630 is consisting of the north bridge and the SiS 960 (a south bridge I/O chip) as well as the real 128-bit 2D/3D graphics engine (SiS300) all into one single chip.
For K6-II too..
For the K6-III SIS has introduced the SiS540 chip set, which has the exactly same features as SiS630. The 630 set costs $35 while the AMD set is cheaper ($29).
The world's biggest motherboard manufacture used a ETEQ 8236638AT/6629 AGP chip set (ETEQ 6638 for short) which gave new performance using a bus connecting the CPU with the L2 cache at 100 MHz. The RAM worked at only 66 MHz.
No more information available - but tests shows that their board SY
5EH5/M (When are Taiwanese manufacturers going to start naming their products something easy to remember like s525?) performs very well with AMD K6-300 at 3 X 100
MHz. The Soyo chip set is produced by VIA and is probably the MVP3 set
in new packing.
Read more about RAM in module 2e
Read about the Pentium in module 3c
Read about the Pentium II's etc. in module
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