The third generation Pentium, released in 1997 incorporated Multi-Media eXtentions (MMX). This CPU introduces the concept of dual voltage. The core of the CPU runs at 2.8V, while the I/O voltage remains at 3.3V. This CPU added 57 new instructions to enhance audio and video, and introduced the Socket 7, utilizing 321 pins. (Socket designs are covered later in this chapter.)
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