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November 15, 1993

CYRIX EXTENDS MICROPROCESSOR RANGE

By CBR Staff Writer

Cyrix Corp has duly expanded its Upgrade Microprocessor family with the Cx486SRx2, aimed at users of 16MHz, 20MHz and 25MHz 80386SX systems: the new SX version of the Upgrade family implements the same microprocessor core used in the Cx486DRx2, and offers features that improve performance by up to 70% clock-doubling circuitry, 1Kb on-chip cache, improved input-output operation of data, single-cycle execution and a hardware-implemented integer multiplier; a clip-on device, co-developed with Augat Inc snaps the Cx486SRx2 onto the existing 80386SX microprocessor, disabling the original chip and enabling the Cx486SRx2 to take over all the microprocessor functions – but it is not suitable for notebooks as it requires 1 spacing to accommodate the Upgrade and heat sink, and allow for proper airflow; Cx486SRx2 25/50, for upgrading 25MHz systems, is $300 retail, Cx486SRx2 20/40, for 16MHz or 20MHz systems is $270.

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