S Cyrix Corp. plans to mass produce and ship a Socket 370 Celeron compatible CPU (MXs) in July. This is the first appearance of a [non-Intel] CPU which can use the sockets used by Pentium II/Celeron [ed. Socket-370 to Slot-1 adapters?]. The chip is an expected to sample in April.
It is said that the clock speed will start at 400MHz and will eventually reach about 600MHz in the future and includes improvements such as 3DNow! insturctions. (The new CPU core, Cayenne, will use a completely different FPU than the older Socket 7 M-II.) It is said that the floating point performance is about 30% faster than an equivalently clocked Pentium II.