Here you will get a chance to learn WHERE many of the chips in the museum come from and what they are. Whether National Semiconductor doubted Cyrix’s ability to produce high-performance chips or feared competing with Intel at the high end of the market is open to debate. Cyrix merged with National Semiconductor on 11 November Sales tax may apply when shipping to: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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While AMD’s Am5x86 was little more than a clock-quadrupled with a new name, Cyrix’s 5×86 implemented some Pentium-like features.

Cyrix had always been a fabless company: However, the chips were later to market than AMD ‘s s and benchmarked slightly slower than AMD and Intel counterparts, which relegated them to the budget and upgrade market.

Be the first to write a review. IBM instead sold its 6×86 chips on the open market, competing directly against Cyrix and sometimes undercutting Cyrix’s prices.

It’s unclear how advanced development on this core was when Cyrix was acquired by VIA and the project discontinued. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab International shipping and import charges curix to Pitney Bowes Inc. The MediaGX CPU is cyrlx x86 compatible processor that was manufactured and designed by Cyrix and later after merger manufactured by National Semiconductorand was introduced in Add to watch list.

Meanwhile, the MediaGX faced pressure from Intel’s and AMD’s budget chips, which also continued to get less expensive while offering much greater performance.


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In Cyrix’s first product, the math co-processor, Cyrix used hardware math multipliers rather than the CORDIC algorithm, which allowed the chip to be faster and more accurate than Intel’s co-processor.

The customer is responsible for all shipping costs for items being sent back for credit. Because the 6×86 was more efficient on an instructions-per-cycle basis than Intel’s Pentium, and because Cyrix sometimes used a faster bus speed than either Intel or AMD, Cyrix and competitor AMD co-developed the controversial PR system in an effort to compare its products more favorably with Intel’s.

Unlike previous 3D games, Quake used the pipelined Pentium FPU to do perspective correction calculations in the background while texture mappingeffectively doing two g at once.

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This provided Cyrlx with an extra marketing arm and access to National Semiconductor fabrication plants, which were originally constructed to produce RAM and high-speed telecommunications equipment. Select a valid country. The graphics, sound, and PCI bus ran at the same speed as the processor clock also due to tight integration.

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Add to watch list Remove from watch list. The IBM manufacturing agreement remained for a while longer, but Cyrix eventually switched all their production over to National’s plant. Additionally, the acquisition of Cyrix’s intellectual property and agreements would be used by VIA to defend itself from its own legal troubles with Intel, even after VIA Technologies stopped using the Cyrix name.


While cyrkx added an on-chip L1 cache and the instruction set, performance-wise, they were somewhere between the and the National Semiconductor retained the MediaGX design for a few more years, renaming it the Geode and hoping to sell it crix an integrated processor. THe MediaGX was far from dead however. MediaGX processors can only run on motherboards specifically designed for the same model of the processor due to tight integration between the processor and its companion chipset.

Initially, Cyrix tried to charge a premium for the Cyrix-claimed extra performance, but the 6×86’s math coprocessor was not as fast as that in the Intel Pentium. See the seller’s listing for full details.

Cyrix MediaGX

Cyrix, whose processors had been considered a performance product inhad fallen to the mid-range, then to the entry level, and then to the fringe of the entry level and was in danger of completely losing its market. Interest will be charged to your account from the cyrrix date if the balance is not paid in full within 6 months.

Mouse over to Zoom – Click to enlarge. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. However, the 6×86 was the star performer in the range, giving a claimed performance boost over the Intel “equivalent”. National Semiconductor distanced itself from the CPU market, and without direction, the Cyrix engineers left one by one.