2/24/2000: ROUTE presents the microprocessor Cyrix III (Joshua)
The Taiwanese company ROUTE, famous by his chipsets for basic badges, has just presented a new microprocessor for scale PCs average - fall, Cyrix III or Joshua (Josué).
As his name indicates, the new chip is based fundamentally on technology of the company Cyrix; last year ROUTE decided to interfere on other markets, for which manufacturer bought the companies Cyrix and Centaur (the manufacturer of the microprocessors Winchip), in addition to be allying with S3, of chips graphs.
The technical specifications of the chip look like an improved miscellany of those of the processors AMD K6-III and Intel Celeron, in whose market segment will compete: connector Socket 370 (like the Celeron), 64 KB of cache memory L1, 256 KB of cache memory L2 integrated and instructions 3DNow! (like the K6-III), and also technology of 0,18 microns manufacture and bus of 133 MHz.
The prices of Cyrix III begin environment to 84 dollars; initially it will be free in models with a "PR" (equivalent yield in MHz) of 433, 466, 500 and 533. This system, already used previously, is due to the fact that (according to ROUTE) Cyrix III offers yields very superior to those of a Celeron of the same speed of clock, which is very possible that it is true in most of applications. Nevertheless, it will be necessary to wait to see his real yield in games and mathematical applications, a field where the mikes Cyrix were always behind the Intel and AMD.
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