Socket 7 on the rise

Socket 7 on the rise

Rise Technology unveiled its mP6 range of microprocessors at this week's Interact+PCIT 98 show in Melbourne.

The Socket 7 and Super Socket 7 compatible processor is scheduled to be available in quantity from Australian distributor QD Innovative Computer by the end of the year. QDI sales manager Danny Wang said that evaluation units will be available to system integrators, OEMs and resellers by the end of November.

Rise Technology CEO David Lin told ARN that he would not like to see the mP6 processors to be viewded as simply a cheaper alternative but as a product with high performance for the basic PC segment.

Lin claimed the 200MHz mP6 delivers a similar performance to the 300MHz Celeron or AMD K6.

"It is an especially strong product for graphics and DVD applications," he said.

Pricing is expected to be "somewhere between AMD and Cyrix".


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