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SU.HARDW.PC.CPU (2:5020/299) SU.HARDW.PC.CPU From : Aleksandr Konosevich 2:5004/9 Wed 11 Oct 95 21:27 Subj : .īņ, óļåp źīé-÷åćī ... ;) ---------- Not for release before October 6, 1995 Michelle Moody, Public Relations, 214-968-8302 Evan Fitzmaurice, Investor Relations, 214-968-8238 Lou Hoffman, The Hoffman Agency, 408-286-2611 CYRIX ANNOUNCES 6x86TM PROCESSOR FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE DESKTOP MARKET Delivers Industry-Leading Performance for Windowsr and Windows Applications Richardson, Texas ž October 6, 1995 ž Cyrix Corporation (NASDAQ: CYRX) today formally unveiled its 6x86 processor family, previously known as the M1. The 6x86 processor represents an unprecedented performance advancement in the evolution of the x86 architecture found at the heart of all IBM-compatible PCs today. Its architecture enables industry-leading performance running Windows and PC applications. The 6x86 processor family represents the first real challenge to Intel's performance leadership. "The 6x86 processor was designed for compatibility and optimum performance running all PC software," said Jerry Rogers, president and CEO of Cyrix. "By anticipating the needs of today's as well as tomorrow's PC users, we expect the 6x86 product line to remain competitive through the 90s." Desktop Performance Leadership Cyrix revealed a Winstoner 95 performance rating of 217, which rivals published test results from the fastest Pentiumr-133 systems. Industry reports show the 150 MHz Pentium Pro processor, formerly known as the P6, runs up to 20 percent slower than the Pentium 133 running Windows desktop software. At the initial clock speed of 100 MHz, the 6x86 processor gives PC manufacturers the ability to build systems that compete with Pentium-133 and Pentium Pro-150 systems on Windows software. "As the benchmarks indicate, raw clock speed of a processor is no longer an absolute measure of its performance," said Steve Tobak, vice president of corporate marketing at Cyrix. "The 6x86 processor's architectural superiority is a critical factor in its performance advantage. "The bottom line is that no processor today runs Windows software faster than the 6x86," stated Tobak. Sixth-Generation Architecture for Today's Designs The Cyrix 6x86 is a sixth-generation superscalar, superpipelined processor. The chip features register renaming, data dependency removal, multi-branch prediction, speculative execution and out-of-order completion capabilities. It has an 80-bit floating point unit and a 16K primary cache. The Cyrix 6x86 processor is easy to implement in today's desktop designs. Its 296-pin grid array (PGA) package is compatible with the robust P54C socket that is widely used in today's 64-bit platforms, with minor modifications. The 6x86 processor requires a single 3.3-volt supply and includes 5-volt tolerant I/O buffers. Extensive on-chip power management features enable "green PC" implementation. Price and Availability The 100 MHz Cyrix 6x86 processor is available now, priced at $450 each in quantities of 1,000. Cyrix Corporation Cyrix Corporation, headquartered in Richardson, Texas, is a leading supplier of high-performance processors to the personal computer industry. Founded in 1988, the Company designs, manufactures and markets innovative, x86 software-compatible processors for the desktop and mobile computer markets. ( Cyrix Corporation October 1995. Cyrix is a registered trademark and 6x86 processor is a trademark of Cyrix Corporation. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Editors' Note: Additional support from the PC industry is presented in a companion news release. # # # Cyrix 6x86 Processor 2-2-2 Press Release ---------- --- * Origin: Č ņīćäą ćėąāāpą÷ Ģīpćóėčń ... :E (2:5004/9) SU.HARDW.PC.CPU (2:5020/299) SU.HARDW.PC.CPU From : Aleksandr Konosevich 2:5004/9 Wed 11 Oct 95 21:28 Subj : .łå źóńī÷åź ... |) ------- Not for release before October 6, 1995 Michelle Moody, Public Relations, 214-968-8302 Evan Fitzmaurice, Investor Relations, 214-968-8238 Lou Hoffman, The Hoffman Agency, 408-286-2611 CYRIX REVEALS PC INDUSTRY SUPPORT FOR 6X86ž PROCESSOR Richardson, Texas ž October 6, 1995 ž In conjunction with the announcement of its 6x86( processor family today, Cyrix Corporation (NASDAQ: CYRX) revealed strong support from the PC industry. This support gives the 6x86 processor the impetus needed to move forward in challenging Intel's performance leadership position. PC Manufacturers Personal computer manufacturers AST Computer and EPSON in the United States, and Peacock in Germany, will be the first companies to introduce systems using the Cyrix 6x86 processor. "Our goal is to offer a broad range of PC products that represent the best value and performance money can buy," said Michael DeNeffe, director, PC product management at EPSON. "The availability of this new processor from Cyrix allows us to bring high-performance processing to customers who are demanding greater levels of performance and value in computer products." "The PC market today is looking forward to the next generation of processors. At AST Computer, we are very pleased Cyrix is providing such a device," said Chet Pribonic, vice president, product division. In addition, Compaq Computer expressed support for the Cyrix 6x86 processor. "As the leading manufacturer of PC systems, Compaq is constantly looking for new and exciting technology to utilize in bringing its customers the best products in terms of features, performance, cost and availability. We have been very favorably impressed with both the compatibility and the level of performance offered by the Cyrix 6x86", said Jim Paschal, vice president of corporate engineering at Compaq Computer Corporation. Manufacturing Capability Cyrix's 6x86 processor is being manufactured by IBM Microelectronics in Burlington, Vermont, adding world-class manufacturing capability and process technology to the 6x86 design. "The 6x86 combines Cyrix's proven x86 design capability with IBM's world-class, five-layer process technology," said Ken Torino, director, x86 business unit at IBM Microelectronics. "This product offers customers the first viable alternative x86 microprocessor in this architecture's performance class." PC Infrastructure Supporters of the 6x86 processor include BIOS suppliers AMI, Award, Microid Research, Phoenix Technologies; core logic suppliers Acer Labs, OPTi, Pico Power Technology, SiS, VIA Technologies, VLSI Technology; and motherboard manufacturers Acer, Chicony, ECS, FIC and Micronics. "OPTi congratulates Cyrix on its launch of the 6x86," said Raj Jaswa, president of OPTi. "OPTi has always encouraged an open market and has endorsed previous generations of Cyrix CPUs. OPTi is looking forward to bolstering the 6x86 with its Viper family of products and is ready to provide support to all 6x86 customers." "Phoenix is proud to support Cyrix's 6x86 processor in our line of essential system-level software products. We look forward to a strong relationship with Cyrix and their entire line of CPUs", said Clay Clatur, vice president of Phoenix Technologies Desktop Division. "We are excited with the performance of Cyrix's 6x86," noted Nathan Brookwood, director of marketing at Micronics Computers, Inc., the leading U.S.-based system board supplier. "The 6x86's compatibility with industry-standard 'socket 5' pin-outs allows us to develop boards that support 64-bit x86 processors from several vendors, using different performance optimizations for each type of CPU. This results in a great range of choices for OEMs and resellers and, ultimately, more value for end users." "We are impressed with the level of support shown by the PC community," said Steve Tobak, vice president of corporate marketing at Cyrix. "It supports our position as the first challenger to Intel's performance dominance, and will provide a vehicle for increasing user acceptance throughout the PC industry." Cyrix Corporation Cyrix Corporation, headquartered in Richardson, Texas, is a leading supplier of high-performance processors to the personal computer industry. Founded in 1988, the Company designs, manufactures and markets innovative, x86 software-compatible processors for the desktop and mobile computer markets. ( Cyrix Corporation October 1995. Cyrix is a registered trademark, and 6x86 processor is a trademark, of Cyrix Corporation. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. # # # Cyrix 6x86 Processor 2-2-2 Press Release ----------- With best wishes, Aleksandr --- * Origin: Č ņīćäą ćėąāāpą÷ Ģīpćóėčń ... :E (2:5004/9) SU.HARDW.PC.CPU (2:5020/299) SU.HARDW.PC.CPU From : Alexei Kuklin 2:5080/68 Fri 24 Nov 95 15:28 Subj : Cyrix 6x86 Las Vegas, Nevada -- November 13, 1995 -- At the COMDEX trade show heretoday, Cyrix Corporation (NASDAQ: CYRX) demonstrated the industry's fastestWindowsr 95 processor, a new 120 MHz version of its flagship 6x86oprocessor family. According to industry-standard benchmarks, the 120 MHz6x86 processor runs 32-bit applications under Windows 95 faster than anyexisting desktop PC processor. Its performance is also expected to rivalthat of the 166 MHz Pentiumr processor, as yet unreleased. A 120 MHz 6x86processor-based reference system achieved a score of 349 on CPUMark32, abenchmark specifically developed to gauge the performance of a processorsubsystem running 32-bit applications under Windows 95."The fastest processor for running Windows 95 just got faster," said SteveTobak, vice president of corporate marketing at Cyrix. "Cyrix continues tooffer power users a higher performance alternative that takes advantage ofWindows 95's advanced capabilities."A demonstration of the 120 MHz 6x86 processor is being featured in theCyrix booth (L4202, North Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center) at the COMDEXtrade show. The 120 MHz chip is expected to ship in sample quantities tocustomers in December, with production quantities planned for the firstquarter of 1996. Systems based on the 120 MHz 6x86 processor are alsoexpected to appear in the first quarter.Acer, Apple, AST Computer, Canon, EPSON and Sharp are among the PCmanufacturers demonstrating 6x86 or 5x86o processor-based products at theCyrix COMDEX booth.50 Percent Die Shrink Increases Production, Clock SpeedsA re-layout of the original 6x86 processor has resulted in a 50% die shrinkby using all five metal layers of the IBM manufacturing process. Theoriginal die used only three. Due to the solid performance andcompatibility demonstrated by this re-layout of the 6x86 die, Cyrix hasconverted all IBM production to the smaller, five-layer-metal die. The 50%die shrink enables increased production capacity, lower costs and higherclock speeds, as demonstrated by the 120 MHz part. The smaller die isexpected to yield both 100 MHz and 120 MHz versions.The Cyrix 6x86 ProcessorThe Cyrix 6x86 processor is a sixth-generation superscalar, superpipelinedprocessor. The chip features register renaming, data dependency removal,multi-branch prediction, speculative execution and out-of-order completioncapabilities. It has an 80-bit floating point unit and a 16K primary cache.The Cyrix 6x86 processor is easy to implement in today's desktop designs.Its 296-pin grid array (PGA) package is compatible with the robust P54Csocket that is widely used in today's 64-bit platforms, with minormodifications. It requires a single 3.3-volt supply and includes5-volt-tolerant I/O buffers. Extensive on-chip power management featuresenable "green PC" implementation. --- GoldED/386 2.50+ * Origin: žžžž Academ žžžž (FidoNet 2:5080/68) SU.HARDW.PC.CPU (2:5020/299) SU.HARDW.PC.CPU From : Alexei Kuklin 2:5080/68 Fri 24 Nov 95 15:28 Subj : Cyrix 6x86 Cyrix 6x86o Processor Brief--------------------------------------------------------------------- The Cyrix 6x86o processor is a superscalar, superpipelined processorproviding sixth-generation performance and power to run today's andtomorrow's complex multimedia and business software.The 6x86 is fully compatible with the x86 instruction set and can execute awide range of PC operating systems and applications including Windows 95,Windows NT, Windows, OS/2, DOS, Solaris and UNIX.The 6x86 achieves top performance levels through the use of two optimizedsuperpipelined integer units and an on-chip FPU. The integer and floatingpoint units are optimized for maximum instruction throughput by usingadvanced architectural techniques including register renaming, out-of-orderexecution, data dependency removal, branch prediction and speculativeexecution. These design innovations eliminate many data dependencies andresource conflicts to achieve high performance when executing existing non-recompiled software programs as well as future x86-compatible code. Whilethe 6x86 achieves superior performance with existing software, it takesadvantage of any recompiled code to gain an additional 5-10% performanceincrease. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Cyrix 6x86 Architectural Comparison 6x86 Architectural Features 6x86 Pentiumr Processor P6 Full x86 Instruction Set Optimization X Superscalar X X X Superpipelined X X Register Renaming X X Data Dependency Removal X X Multi-Branch Prediction X X Speculative Execution X X Out-of-Order Completion X X 80-Bit Floating Point Unit X X X 16K Primary Cache X X X ------------------------------------------------------------------ Cyrix 6x86 Techical Specifications Clock Speed 100 MHz, 120 MHz clock multiplier Clocking 2x, 3x bus-to-core clock multiplier L1 Cache 16-KByte; write-back; 4-way associative; unified instruction and data; dual-port address Bus 64-bit external data bus; 32-bit address bus Pin/Socket P54C socket compatible (296-pin PGA) Compatibility Fully compatible with x86 software Floating Point Unit 80-bit with 64-bit interface; parallel execution; uses x87 instruction set; IEEE-754 compatible Voltage 3.3V core with 5V I/O tolerance Architecture Superscalar, superpipelined core -- two, seven-stage integer pipelines; two instructions per clock Power Management System Management Mode (SMM); hardware suspend; FPU auto-idle Multiprocessing Support SLiC/MPo and OpenPICo interrupt architecture Burst Order 1-plus-4 or linear burst --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cyrix 6x86 Performance Benchmarks* Where applicable, the performance data is presented in max/ave/min format. See footnotes for more information. 120 MHz 100 MHz 133 MHz 120 MHz Cyrix 6x86o Cyrix 6x86o Pentiumr Pentiumr Processor Processor Processor Processor Ziff-Davis (3) (3) Winstoner 95 245(1) 222(1) 210 195 Windowsr for * * 190 165 Workgroups 227(2) 204(2) 154 105 Ziff-Davis 349(1) 295(4) 325(4) 294(4) CPUmark32 * * * * Windowsr 95 * * 273(4) 218(4) Ziff-Davis (3) (3) CPUmark16 344(1) 287(1) 289 258 PC Bench 9.0 * * 282 244 (DOS 6.2) 320(2) 271(2) 260 174 Norton SI ver. 8.0(5) 814 678 420 380 Power Meter MIPs ver. 1.7(5) 111 93 91 85 --- GoldED/386 2.50+ * Origin: žžžž Academ žžžž (FidoNet 2:5080/68)
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