Met de overname van Cyrix door VIA leek het erop dat het met de nieuwe processors die Cyrix in ontwikkeling had wel goed zou zitten. Volgens The Register is het tegengestelde waar: Gobi en M3 worden gecancelled:
Reports reached The Register early today that National/Cyrix fired over 160 employees from Richardson and Arlington late Friday.
[...] There are also some comments about the layoffs here, which suggest the reason for the cheap price Via paid is because it didn't want the technology, just the intellectual property.
[...] According to the unconfirmed sources, those remaining at Cyrix will lose their jobs towards at the end of August, just as the Gobi and MII were due to start going into production.
If the reports are true, that means the M3 project will enter the shadowy underworld of failed processor projects.
And it also appears Via thinks the Centaur core is better than anything Cyrix can offer. This is, possibly, a big mistake.
One source extremely close to the company's plans said: "It is well known within Cyrix that Centaur's products cannot even make it through a 24 hour application/OS/compatibility stress test in Cyrix's labs. In contrast, AMD's products make it through a couple of days, the Cyrix MII goes four to five days, and Intel manages five to six days." ®