VIA rolls out new version of VIA Cyrix* III Processor at Computex Taipei
Leverages highly efficient Dynamic Power Caching Architecture to deliver
optimum balance of high performance and low power consumption for Value
notebooks, and Internet Appliances
Taipei, Taiwan, June 6, 2000 - VIA Technologies, Inc. today announced the
introduction of a new version of the VIA Cyrix* III processor running at
speeds ranging from 533MHz to 667MHz at Computex Taipei 2000. Featuring a
highly efficient Dynamic Power Caching Architecture, the new VIA Cyrix* III
processor delivers the optimum balance of high performance and low power
consumption for Value PCs, notebooks, and Internet Appliances, while
retaining the flexibility and upgradability afforded by full plug-in
compatibility with the Socket 370 interface.
"Complementing exceptionally low power consumption rates with advanced
levels of performance, the new VIA Cyrixr III processor enables our
customers to create an exciting new generation of Value PCs, ultra-light
notebooks, and innovative Internet Appliances," commented Wen Chi
President and CEO of VIA Technologies, Inc. "The processor provides
ideal basis for desktop and mobile systems that deliver high-performance
business and personal computing, a rich graphical experience, and
access to the Internet."
The new VIA Cyrixr III processor was designed by VIA's Centaur Technology
team located in Austin, Texas, and is manufactured using an advanced 0.18
micron process. With a die size of only 76mm2, the new VIA Cyrixr III
processor minimizes power consumption to less than 10 watts, making it an
ideal solution for fanless desktop designs as well as maximizing battery
life in mobile devices.
Available at speeds ranging from 533MHz to 667MHz, the new VIA Cyrixr III
processor also features a large and highly efficient 128KB Level 1 cache, a
high-speed 100MHz/133MHz Front Side Bus, and support for enhanced 3DNow!*
technology to deliver all the performance necessary for running a full
of the latest Internet, office productivity, and home multimedia
Pricing and Availability
The VIA Cyrixr III processor is in production using a 0.18 micron, 6-layer
process. Prices for the VIA Cyrixr III processor range from $75 for the
533MHz version to US$160 for the 667MHz version in 1K quantities.
About VIA Technologies, Inc
VIA Technologies, Inc is the world's leading fabless supplier of PC core
logic chipsets, microprocessors, and multimedia and communications chips.
VIA delivers value to the PC industry by designing, marketing, and selling
high-performance VIA Apollo core logic chipsets for the full range of PC
platforms, as well as cost-effective VIA Cyrix* processors for Value PCs
Internet Appliances. Its customers include the world's top OEMs, mainboard
manufacturers, and system integrators.
VIA is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, at the center of the Greater China
high-tech manufacturing engine, and has branch offices in the US, China and
Europe. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE2388), and
achieved annual revenues of US$356 million in 1999.
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