Via Ace's Hardware kwam ik bij deze press release van VIA waarin ze aankondigen dat de Cyrix III 'Samuel' processor in productie is gegaan. De Socket 370 CPU is leverbaar in versies van 533 tot 667MHz en is vooral gericht op value PC's en notebooks.
VIA Technologies, Inc. today announced the introduction of a new version of the VIA Cyrix* III processor running at speeds ranging from 533MHz to 667MHz at Computex Taipei 2000. Featuring a highly efficient Dynamic Power Caching Architecture, the new VIA Cyrix* III processor delivers the optimum balance of high performance and low power consumption for Value PCs, notebooks, and Internet Appliances, while retaining the flexibility and upgradability afforded by full plug-in compatibility with the Socket 370 interface.
Available at speeds ranging from 533MHz to 667MHz, the new VIA Cyrix® III processor also features a large and highly efficient 128KB Level 1 cache, a high-speed 100MHz/133MHz Front Side Bus, and support for enhanced 3DNow!* technology to deliver all the performance necessary for running a full range of the latest Internet, office productivity, and home multimedia applications.