Digital's new Alpha is twice as fast and cheaper than Pentium Pro

Digital Equipment has introduced a new Alpha CPU, the 21164PC, that offers twice the performance of a Pentium Pro at a lower cost. The Alpha CPU is the only alternative to the Intel x86 line if you wish to run Windows NT. Digital is offering three versions of the chip, which run at 533 MHz, 466 MHz, and 400 MHz respectively. The CPU was designed with Mitsubishi, and both will sell versions of the chip, as will Samsung.

The fastest Pentium Pro is 200Mhz, though 233 and 266Mhz versions of the MMX-enabled Pentium Pro, called the Pentium II, are due in May

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