Cyrix-Via shrinks socket seven die on M2-400

But, mysteriously, number of pins goes up

Our friend Daiki has alerted us to the fact that Cyrix has released the M2-400 processor in Japan. But, he points out, although it seems to have a smaller die size than the previous M2, it has 321 pins rather than 296 pins. The M2-400 could use a .18 micron rather than a .25 micron process, but, as Daiki points out, we don't know because Cyrix-Via hasn't told us... Daiki helpfully points to pictures of the M2-400, go here now to view them. ®

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