The initial challenge to Intel's hold over the CPU industry came from a company called Cyrix
VIA had said that it would lay out its strategy for WinChip, as well as the Cyrix
MII design, however, there was no mention of WinChip in VIA's announcement of a new low-cost CPU from Cyrix
(see separate story).
The real difference between Intel, AMD and Cyrix
National Semiconductor has consolidated its PR in France and Germany following its takeover of Cyrix
will showcase two notebook computers at Comdex--the PC-3020 and PC-3060--that come equipped with a 100MHz Cyrix
5x86 processor, advanced LCD, built-in sound, infrared and pointing device capabilities.
For about $250-$350 depending on speed, a Cyrix
upgrade CPU (or similar chip from another vendor) will buy immediate performance benefits as well as time for industry trends to become clear.
Overall bookings rose 125 over the year-ago quarter despite negative bookings for the now discontinued Cyrix
and Intel chips are all made from the same basic elements and are manufactured according to the same standard architecture," says Derek Shabazz, of College Park, Maryland-based Performance Computers (www.