Updated: 11/12/2023 by Computer Hope
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Founded in 1997, the WinChip series was a low-power Socket 7-based x86 processor created by Centaur Technology and marketed by its parent company IDT. Its design was quite different from other processors of the time and was simpler than its Socket 7 competitors, such as AMD K5/K6.

The industry's departure from Socket 7 and the release of the Intel Celeron processor signaled the end of the WinChip. In 1999, the Centaur Technology branch of IDT was sold to VIA.

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WinChip is no longer in business and has no e-mail or phone support options. Computer Hope may still be able to assist you with any technical support related questions, but cannot help with any part replacements, warranty, or other company specific related questions.

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