The VX1/VX2's Intel(R) 486SX
ULP processor and ROM-DOS(R) 6.
System requirements: 486SX
(33 MHz) or higher microprocessor, Memory 8MB of RAM, hard disk space 6 MB, CD-ROM drive double speed or faster, SVGA 256 color monitor, Windows 95 operating system and Windows NT Workstation 3.
Purchase no less than a 486SX
computer running at 33 MHz.
IBM also plans to phase out all 486SX
chips, offering 486DX2/66MHz processors as the entry-level retail product.
and several hybrid 486/386 systems made by companies other than Intel (Intel Corp.
For example, a 486SX
with 4MB RAM, 40MB HD computer was sufficient for DOS Lotus but not for the newer Windows and spreadsheet software, which are disc- and memory-space eating software.
3 volt Intel 486SX
processor running at 20 MHz, with an internal 120 Mb Hard Disk Drive.
lacks the math coprocessor that a 486DX has, but is more reasonably priced.
The PowerPC is a giant leap ahead of today's best PC processors, the 486SX
in the IBM world and the 68040 in the Mac world, because it uses a technology known as "reduced-instruction-set computing.
Even though a 486DX is faster than a 486SX
, don't write off the SX if it suits your needs.
The next system adequate for most Windows applications is a 386/25 MHz or a 486SX
5 or higher), 486SX
processor (DX2 or higher recommended), 8MB RAM (16 or higher recommended) and a VGA graphics card (SVGA recommended).