Conclusion: As I mentioned earlier, one of the main factors that led me to choose this board was its ability to support both SDRAM and DDRAM. DDRAM, or Double Datarate RAM, theoretically provides a marked improvement over the old SDRAM. As you probably know, SDRAM is generally tied to the motherboard's FSB (the SiS 735 lets you specify different FSBs for the CPU and memory, but traditionally, they've been one and the same).
Excerpt: SiS caused quite a big splash in the industry when they released their 735 chipset, with it besting better-known solutions from VIA and AMD in several benchmarks. A departure from the classic......
Conclusion: As the results on the previous screen show, this is a speedy board. The SiS735 chipset, combined with a fast T-Bird and DDRAM, turns in some very impressive numbers. Benchmarks aside, the performance of the system on a totally subjective scale is impressive. Not so much difference in games--that being increasingly up to the GPU these days--but in raw data-crunching (encoding files and so forth), it really does perform impressively well.
Pros: Fast and stable, Awesome price! Can be found for around $60 if you look in the right places, Enough integrated peripherals to get you up and running quickly, ATA/100 supported out of the box, Can use old SDRAM as long as you need to, then switch to DDRAM when you're ready
Cons: Tight spaces right where you need room, esp. the CPU area, Only 2 DIMM slots can be used at a time, no mixing of SDRAM and DDRAM, VERY limited tweakability. This is not an overclocker's board., Yo Mamma
Conclusion: Well folks, SiS 735 boards are finally here, and it looks like the solid performance we witnessed a few months ago was indeed legitimate -- the SiS 735 chipset is indeed a serious competitor to AMD's 760 chipset. Who would've thought we'd be saying that four months ago? ECS's K7S5A offers everything you'd want in a workhorse machine: strong performance, a well-rounded feature set, and rock-solid stability. On top of all this, it comes at an outrageously low price!
Excerpt: Die Firma Elitegroup hat als erster Mainboardhersteller ein Board mit dem neuen SIS735 auf den Markt gebracht. Das besondere am SIS735 Chipsatz ist, dass es nicht mehr wie z.B. beim VIA KT133(A) Chipsatz eine North- und Southbridge gibt, sondern alle Funktionen (AGP, RAM, CPU, IDE, PCI, USB) sozusagen in einem Chipsatz vereint sind. Als Biosversion kam bei uns die Version vom 06.08.2001 zum Einsatz, da sie noch einiges mehr als z.B.