Bij Thresh's FiringSquad kun je een groot interview vinden met VIA. Naast aandacht voor hun KX133 en Apollo Pro 133 chipsets vind je er ook wat info over de VIA / Cyrix Joshua processor. Hieronder vast twee vragen:
FiringSquad: Your Joshua CPU will be competing directly with Intel's Celeron as it's based on Intel's P6 bus. In your opinion what advantages does Joshua offer over Celeron?
VIA: Joshua offers a number of powerful performance advantages over the Intel Celeron. For example, it features 256KB integrated L2 cache compared to 128KB on the Celeron. It also supports a 133MHz Front Side Bus whereas Celeron is still at 66MHz. These factors combined with competitive pricing make it a very compelling solution for the Value segment of the market.
FiringSquad: With Joshua on the low-end, VIA will be competing directly with AMD's K6-2 and upcoming K6-2+ processors. Should AMD view VIA as a serious threat in the value market?
VIA: AMD has made it very clear that its major strategic priority now lies in the performance segment of the market with the Athlon processor, so we don't believe that there are any potential conflicts with them. In any case, we don't see ourselves as a "threat" to anyone. We're focused on making PCs more affordable so that more people buy them rather than taking market share from other companies. In other words our goal is to expand the overall size of the market.
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