Intel serves up tastier chip

In a move that marks the evolution of the personal computer toward a more TV-like species, Intel Corp. has introduced its next generation Pentium processing chip that allows improved video, audio and graphics capabilities for PCs.

The new MMX (multimedia extension) chip provides new applications such as videoconferencing over standard telephone lines, improved software-based video and 3D graphics, and digital image editing and communications.

Computer manufacturers will be rolling out new MMX PCs, many bundled with software such as “Space Station Simulator” that shows off the new chip’s powers.

For PC owners seeking upgrades and software manufacturers with established catalogs, Intel said its MMX technology is fully compatible with previous Intel chip designs and with widely used operating systems a reference to Microsoft Corp.’s Windows operating system software and other software.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Scene News from Variety