Feeds

Centaur-IDT outlines chip plans

WinChip 2 and 2-3D to arrive in volume later this year

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

A year ago From The Register, 20 May 1998 (last year) IDT has outlined its product roadmap for its WinChip range of microprocessors, aimed at capturing the entry level x.86 compatible market. Glenn Henry, senior VP of IDT and its design subsidiary Centaur, showed versions of the chips at the PC Tech Forum in the US, which incorporate AMD's 3DNow! technology. Earlier this year, Cyrix, AMD and IDT said they would cooperate on their own answer to Intel's MMX 3D strategy. Henry said that IDT had started sampling its WinChip 2 and WinChip 2-3D for both the desktop and notebook markets. The socket seven based chips will start at speeds of 266MHz but will move to 300MHz later this year. According to IDT, the WinChip2 family will now support Super7 motherboards, AMD's proposed design which has support from a number of independent chipset vendors. The Super7 boards come with support for 100MHz buses and AGP support, as well as a pipelined floating point unit, offering faster games performance. Henry said that future IDT chips will have larger first level caches and reach speeds of up to 600MHz. Its WinChip 3 will use super pipelining technology to reach those speeds. The processors are fairly and squarely aimed at the entry level market. According to IDT, the WinChip 2 and WinChip 2-3D will be available in volume later this year. Like its partners AMD and Cyrix, IDT has signed a foundry agreement with IBM Microelectronics to produce the CPUs in volume. IDT already produces a WinChip product and has plans to grow its distribution channel which in Europe at least is still in its early stages. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Sysadmin with EBOLA? Gartner's issued advice to debug your biz
Start hoarding cleaning supplies, analyst firm says, and assume your team will scatter
YARR! Pirates walk the plank: DMCA magnets sink in Google results
Spaffing copyrighted stuff over the web? No search ranking for you
Don't bother telling people if you lose their data, say Euro bods
You read that right – with the proviso that it's encrypted
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
prev story

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.