TurboChip 133 is a 5x86 CPU (Central Processing Unit) upgrade
that takes your 486 DX2, DX, SX2 or SX system to 5x86
clock-quadrupled processor technology.
TurboChip is a chip-for-chip replacement processor upgrade which installs directly into the existing processor socket, or an IntelĘ OverDrive socket, if the original processor cannot be removed. Many 486 computers use ZIF (zero-insertion-force) sockets with a lever or retaining screw to make removing the CPU chip quick and easy. A PGA (Pin Grid Array) socket extension is provided for use with certain types of ZIF socket installations. TurboChip also uses a cooling fan to control TurboChip's operating temperature to ensure years of reliable performance.
* Excel Recount was conducted on an 8MB large Microsoft Excel 5.0 for Windows spreadsheet (9600 rows x 10 columns) in which a numerical equation was changed in a cell. Once the equation was altered, Excel was instructed to recalculate the entire spreadsheet by using the "Fill Down" command. Measured in amount of time: LOWER IS BETTER.
** Word Replace was conducted on a 638Kb large Microsoft Word 6.0 for Windows document. Measured in amount of time: LOWER IS BETTER.
Feature: Provides 5x86 clock-quadrupled processor power that's superior to Pentium-75 performance
Benefit: The TurboChip 133 provides 486 systems the power needed to run the processor-demanding software applications, such as Windows 95, NT and OS/2 Warp.
Feature: Designed with Advanced Micro
Device's Am5x86-P75 microprocessor
Benefit: AMD has proven to be a highly reliable, high performance manufacturer of processors. AMD processors are currently being used by systems manufacturers including Compaq and AST and these processors are Windows Compatible certified.
Feature: Upgrades most 486-based DX2,
DX, SX2 and SX systems
Benefit: IDC reports there's nearly 75 million units under this category, making it the largest installed-based of systems that will be seeking upgrades. TurboChip 133 is the most powerful and cost-effective solution available.
Feature: Compatible with all existing
software and hardware
Benefit: User can still use all existing software applications, only now they will run faster. There is no need to reload software or reconfigure the system to achieve higher performance.
Feature: Designed with 32-bit x86
microprocessor core running at 133 megahertz
Benefit: Since 486 systems are not designed for Pentium command execution, TurboChip 133 is the upgrade of choice over the Intel OverDrive upgrades. The following graph shows the average Wintach scores comparing TurboChip 133 and Intel OverDrive upgrades on an IBM ValuePoint 433DX/D
Feature: Includes 16Kb internal cache
Benefit: TurboChip has 16Kb internal cache. Such large cache provides greater performance since it limits reads to the comparably slower motherboard memory and system hard drive.
Feature: Internal math coprocessor
Benefit: 486SX users who upgrade with TurboChip can obtain the valuable math coprocessor function, which increases overall system performance in high calculation situations such as spreadsheets and CAD/CAM applications. 486DX users who upgrade to TurboChip will retain their math coprocessor function.
Feature: Simple chip-for-chip
replacement upgrade solution
Benefit: Users do not need to worry about installation difficulties and physical restrictions when upgrading with TurboChip. TurboChip is the same physical footprint as the original 486, however, the cooling fan makes it 7/8" higher. It's as easy as "Plug and Play"
Feature: 168 pin PGA layout design
Benefit: The 168 pin layout allows TurboChip to upgrade systems with or without the OverDrive socket. This one part number for all solution eliminates the hassle to determine which processor upgrade for what system type.
Feature: Designed with 5 to 3 volt
voltage regulator and cooling fan
Benefit: TurboChip 133 is designed to upgrade a large installed-base of 486 systems with 5-volt motherboards and the regulator allows the energy conserving 3-volt Am5x86-P75 processor chip to execute commands from the motherboard. The cooling fan keeps TurboChip 133 under operating temperature regardless of internal system box configuration.
Q: Will TurboChip 133 damage the system if it
is not compatible?
A: No, TurboChip will not damage the system. If it's not compatible then replace with the original CPU and the system should be back to the way it was. TurboChip does nothing more than speeding up the execution cycles from the motherboard, it does not generate power currents that's detrimental to the circuit board. The trial is absolutely risk free. However, many factors are involved when TurboChip does not run during the first installation. Refer to the user's manual when problems occur. In addition, our knowledgeable technical support team would help resolve the problem for free.
Q: How does TurboChip 133 stack up against Intel's OverDrive upgrades?
A: The following is a list of advantages TurboChip 133 offers over the OverDrive upgrades:
Q: How does TurboChip 133 rate on the Pentium scale of performance?
A: TurboChip 133 is rated exactly between Pentium-75 and Pentium-90 processing performance. The following graph shows that TurboChip133 has a Pentium-75 plus performance rating:
Q: How much performance increase will my system gain from TurboChip 133?
A:On average, TurboChip 133 will provide over 250% of performance gain from a singled-clocked system, SX and DX. For SX2 and DX2 systems, the performance generally increase around 200%. TurboChip 133 will significantly increase the performance of systems running today's processor-demanding operating systems, such as Windows 95, Windows NT, OS/2 Warp, as well as communications and multi-tasking applications. The results from the Excel Recount experiment translates into almost 60% of the amount of time saved when upgrading with TurboChip 133. Hypothetically, any user who averages 20 hours a week working on Excel, will now need only 8.2 hours to do the same amount of work.
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