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
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.
The Toshiba product line is based on the PC 95 Plug and Play architecture advanced by Intel, Phoenix Technologies and Microsoft.
Future EPSON PC products will be based on the PC 95 Plug and Play architecture advanced by Intel, Phoenix Technologies and Microsoft.