For example, Symantec(TM)'s Windows `95 benchmark, found in Norton Utilities(TM) for Windows `95, shows Nx586 processor performance to be 25% greater than equivalent Pentiums running 32-bit applications.
of San Jose, California, whereby VLSI was to manufacture PCI chipsets for NexGen's Nx586 processor family.
The NxMC Memory Controller incorporates a full 64-bit multiplexed bus to the Nx586
processor at speeds up to 66MHz.
Effective May 1, 1995, the per-unit prices of the Nx586
processors, in 1,000-unit quantities, are: P100, $399 (30% reduction from the previous quarter); P90, $299 (25% reduction from the previous quarter); P80, $220 (18% reduction from previous quarter); and P75, $220 (8% reduction from previous quarter).
NexGen, whose Nx586
family was initially targeted at the VL-Bus market, will continue to support that segment and also address the needs of the rapidly growing PCI-Bus market for high-quality Pentium-alternative processors that are priced to allow for widespread adoption by end-users.
The company believes that the Nx586
CPU is an attractively priced alternative in the market for fifth generation x86 processor systems.
Thus, we can sustain delivery of large volumes of Nx586
processor family members to our customers," Krelle added.
That confidence is not limited to a particular customer segment, but is coming from new Tier 1 and Tier 2 companies, in addition to the PC OEMs that have been early adopters of its Nx586
processor entered volume production in September at P100, P90, P80, and P75 performance.
Commenting on the accelerated rate of commitments by PC OEMs planning to use NexGen's fifth-generation performance, x86-compatible processors, Atiq Raza, president and chief executive officer said: "Once we began shipping production volume of the Nx586
processor family, we expected PC OEM adoption to grow rapidly.
Manufactured for NexGen by IBM Microelectronics, the Nx586
processor family matches the highest levels of x86 performance available.
Additionally, NexGen now has entered into the Japanese market with the first Japan-based PC company, Ocean Information Systems, announcing immediate availability of Nx586