Category: System and controllers
Manufacturer: National Semiconductor (Cyrix Corporation)
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 735.5¬†KB
Operating System: Windows 95, 98
Release Date: 02 Aug 1999
The concept behind the manufacture of the Cyrix MediaGXm to PCI Bridge was to enhance the use of graphic and audio functions by combining them into one. This advanced level processor has revolutionized the manufacture of computers and eases the connection of hardware devices to the computer as well as allowing for the simultaneous connection of multiple devices. This technology has not only increased the rate of movement of data to and from the CPU but has also increased the number of processes that can take place in the CPU with fewer malfunctions in the system. The Cyrix MediaGXm to PCI Bridge however requires a customized motherboard with particular specifications that does not require the use of a first or second level bridge rather in this case the main processor houses the display controller as well as taking care of the graphical aspects.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The central processing unit is usually charged with the responsibility of ensuring that control of graphics and display run smoothly and this has been done through a single committed channel. The Cyrix MediaGXm Bridges are first level processors aimed at the mass market what with their pocket friendly pricing and their focus on minimal power requirements but later editions contained major technological advancement such as a level two cache and which contains such functions as an integrated memory controller and which is normally contained in a different chip but has in this case been integrated. This particular processor is however apt for use in special-purpose computer system as well as thin client scenarios. Other variations of the Cyrix MediaGXm to PCI Bridge applications include an integration of the input and output, central processor, memory controller and graphic devices. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Cyrix MediaGXm to PCI Bridge errors before installing any driver updates.