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   Technology StocksAMD K6 versus Cyrix M2


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To: doug carder who wrote (73)3/21/1997 1:53:00 PM
From: rob
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Don't count on what? Cyrix has had nothing, I repeat nothing to brag about in the past five years. AMD took a hit when Intel decided the didn't want any competition anymore and forced AMD to scramble to make a working 5th generation processor. That is a hard task for anyone. Once again, I haven't heard or seen anything that says M2 is a fast, dependable alternitive to the Pentium family, but I have heard that about the K6. I would like to know if Cyrix is going to release a processor that works at 233Mhz, if not they won't be able to get 300Mhz by the end of the year. Face it, Cyrix will take some profit away from Intel on the low-end PC market and thats about it. End of story.

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To: rob who wrote (75)3/21/1997 4:39:00 PM
From: Investor A
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Rob,

Cyrix is an valuable to AMD in the next 3 years, and is not AMD enemy!

Hold your fire to shot to Intel. OK?

Fuchi ... who loves Cyrix's innovations

Please support the PC industry & protect consumer interest
techstocks.com

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To: rob who wrote (75)3/21/1997 10:16:00 PM
From: Carl R.
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Actually rob, Fuchi is right. Last year OEMs were all afraid to buy a CPU from non-I because they believed that customers were all sufficiently brainwashed that they wouldn't buy a 6x86 system regardless of price/performance. A few small OEMs put systems on the shelves, and guess what - customers took them home. So this year when the K6 comes out, the OEMs know that customers WILL buy K6 based systems if the price/performance is right, and they know that while some consumers have been brainwashed, many have not and retain an open mind. Cyrix is an AMD friend as well as competitor. And that doesn't even count the many cooperative ventures such as OpenPIC, the faster buses, new chipsets, etc.

Good luck to AMD as well as Cyrix,

Carl

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To: rob who wrote (75)3/22/1997 3:00:00 PM
From: FUBHO
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RE:Cyrix has had nothing, I repeat nothing to brag about in the past five years.

Did I just hear an AMD employee criticize the performance of another corporation? Please! I hope you worked for NexGen at one point. Otherwise, please refrain from throwing stones in your silicon abode.

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To: rob who wrote (75)3/23/1997 9:42:00 PM
From: Ali Chen
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I just was playing around the Compaq 2100 model (with Cyrix
GX processor)in two local shops: BestBuy and Computer City.
It is a very nice box, looks like a VCR, with built-in front
stereo speakers, 8x CDROM and 1.44 floppy.

It comes with 2GB
hard drive, 24MB of some DRAM, and the screen can accomodate
up to 1024x768x16bit resolution. They (CPQ) rated the box as
P-133 equivalent. 33kbod modem, of course. Boots W95 in 17
seconds - a quick and dirty test a salesman demonstrated.

I think the 2100 model is more than fine for basic home
computing and Net browsing. The only thing is that it is
not expandable. I think if a user could plug in a modern
3D-accelerator, there is nothing more to dream about,
especially at $999. I still think that CPQ wants to make
some bucks on this model and slightly overpriced it (my bill
of materials for comparable box is about $700).

Another bad thing was that there were no advertising,
the floor sample was running at 640x480, no demo was
running, etc. I believe that to get over Intel's swirl with
MMX inside (pasted everywhere in the shops) both Cyrix and
AMD must work much harder. In any case, the 2100 box is VERY
nice.

- Ali

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To: rob who wrote (72)3/24/1997 7:38:00 PM
From: Maxfield Stanton
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Hi Rob.
That is wrong! The M2 will first run at 180 MHz, 200 Mhz and 225 Mhz. The 225 MHz will run at 3 times 75 MHz bus. Cyrix only tested a 166 MHz beta version of M2 at CeBiT '97.

While the AMD K6 will first run at 180 Mhz, 200 Mhz, 233 Mhz and by mid-year, 266 Mhz. When 1997 ends, AMD will shrink to a 0.25 micron process and speed up the K6 to 300 Mhz.

Maxfield Stanton

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To: rob who wrote (72)3/26/1997 12:09:00 AM
From: Kevin Yeung
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Hi Rob.

I don't agree with what you said.
Cyrix is releasing a 225 MHz version of the M2 CPU along with all other speeds.

Kevin

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To: Kevin Yeung who wrote (81)3/26/1997 2:51:00 PM
From: John Brzezniak
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First benchmark results on K6!!!

Even though these are unofficial, a motherboard site on the net has some results and it looks like recent magazine claims have been verified. The K6 performs at or better than a pentium pro at the same clock speed. Things should even look better when K6 motherboards that support 100 mhz bus speeds start coming out. Notice the overclocked motherboard results for the k6 on this page.

See aopen.com.tw for the table of results. Based on this it looks like the k6 is a good bet. Equal or better performance for 25% less cost is a win in my book. My next upgrade will definately be a K6.

-- John

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To: John Brzezniak who wrote (82)3/26/1997 3:55:00 PM
From: FUBHO
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John,

That was a Pentium with MMX it was compared to. PP/MT is a (P55C).

Bob

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To: John Brzezniak who wrote (82)3/27/1997 12:10:00 AM
From: Kevin Yeung
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Hi John.

Thanks for the info. By the way, the K6 300 MHz (100 MHz bus x 3) is going to come out by the end of 1997. This special thing about this particular K6 is that it will employ the 0.25 micron process technology. This die shrink permits lower power consumption, lower cost of production and SPEED! Do you think it is worth it to wait until the end of 1997 to upgrade to the K6 300 Mhz?

Kevin

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