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Thread: What ever happened to Cyrix




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    Default What ever happened to Cyrix

    Does anyone know what happened to Cyrix, the last processer I have seen by them was my friends MII 300, Are they still around or did they get taken over?
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    Default Re: What ever happened to Cyrix

    They are no longer made and they were crap.

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    Default Re: What ever happened to Cyrix

    Well Kooldrew is very wrong about that.

    VIA bought them out and has been selling them under their own name for a couple of years now.

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    Default Re: What ever happened to Cyrix

    Also, during the days of the 486 systems (for those old farts like me who remember those days), Cyrix came out with a very strong competitor to the Intel chips. They were consistently performing better as a general rule and cost a good deal less to boot. They dropped out of the picture when Intel came out with their Pentium line of processors until VIA bought them out.
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    Default Re: What ever happened to Cyrix

    Hmmm, never even heard of 'em. Are they anything worth looking up now?
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    Default Re: What ever happened to Cyrix

    They're mainly used in SFF audio/visual boxes for lounge rooms as they're very quiet due to their very low heat output (they only require passive cooling but then again they can't be compared with AMD or Intel CPU's for performance).

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    Default Re: What ever happened to Cyrix

    I have a few Cyrix 486 Computers that I am giving to both My Grandmothers for word prosessing they are very good in compairison to the intel 486 chips but anything that I have seen higher than that I have found to be crap. So I was just wondering.
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    Default Re: What ever happened to Cyrix

    Yep. Bought out by Via. On another note, Via's nanoITX motherboards will be very nice. 12cmx12cm. You could fit one in your 5 1/2 inch drivebay if you made a case for it.

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    Default Re: What ever happened to Cyrix

    But what kind of components would a board like that be able to support, diffinatly not an enthusiest board, by any means
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    Default Re: What ever happened to Cyrix

    It's not meant as an enthusiast board. It's meant for small kiosk computers or car computers. It supports minipci and pcmcia. It uses laptop ddr sodimm ram.

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