FullOn3D heeft een interview afgenomen met Donald Eubank, een mannetje bij VIA die wat kwam vertellen over de nieuwe Cyrix III. Hieronder een vraag over de Integer en FPU performance van deze processor:
Can you tell us about performance of VIA Cyrix® III (estimates in business applications and games like Quake3A)? Traditionally, Cyrix has been associated with fast integer but mediocre FPU (which translates into slow 3D gaming because of their profound use of the FPU). How does VIA Cyrix® III change this?
The integer performance is on par with the Celeron- that is how PR ratings are decided. If the integer performance as tested on Ziff Davis' Business Winstone 99 is equivalent to the performance of a particular speed of the Celeron™, then the VIA Cyrix® III is PR rated at the same numerical value as the Celeron™'s speed. For example, a VIA Cyrix® III PR533 has the same performance as a Celeron™ 533MHz. Concerning the FPU performance, the VIA Cyrix® III's FPU is competitive with Intel® Celeron. It is pipelined for single and double-precision operation, has Advanced 3D instruction set supported via 3DNow! instructions, a dual-issue MMX unit with enhanced MMX instructions for MPEG, modem, and audio, and a single-clock context switch between MMX and FPU ops.
Competitive = 40% trager?