PC 95

PC 95

The first PC 9x specification, which required that ISA cards be Plug and Play compliant. See PC 9x.
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Table 1 lays out the MPC-2 and MPC-3 specifications, as well as Microsoft's own minimum PC 95 specification for consumer systems to play back multimedia titles in Windows 95.
MPC-2 MPC-3 PC 95 Consumer System Processor type 486SX Pentium 486DX2 Processor speed 25 MHz 75 MHz 66 MHz RAM 4 MB 8 MB 8 MB Hard disk capacity 160 MB 540 MB not specified Hard disk access time not specified 15 ms not specified CD-ROM transfer rate 300 KB/sec 600 KB/sec 300 KB/sec CD-ROM access time 400 ms 250 msec 400 msec Audio specs 16-bit 16-bit 16-bit 8 note wavetable sampling synthesizer synthesizer recommended Video playback not specified MPEG1 MPEG1 playback socketing Table 1: Specifications for Multimedia Systems MPC-3 does not replace the two former specifications, even though they are absolutely useless today.
Understandably, there was no mention of an important fact: Microsoft--which originated the MPC specification in 1991, setting the hardware requirements at an incredibly low level to encourage customers to try Windows even on grossly underachieving PCs--backed out of the Working Group and launched its own PC 95 specifications.