In 1993 computer manufactures first started adding 2x CDROM drives and 16 bit Sound Cards ( Sound Blaster16 , Media Visison PAS 16, etc )
To computers with a 486dx-33 and 4mb of Memory and 14.4 dial up modems with SVGA video cards.
They Called these computers “MultiMedia computers”
And they cost about $2,300 to build.
Back then 1mb of Memory costs about $100 USD.
Around 1995 with the Release of Windows-95 computer manufactures built computers with the “Pentium” CPU
75mhz thru 133mhz.
Allot of Pentium 90 and 100mhz computers were manufactured.
These computers had about 8mb of memory as memory was still very expensive.
AMD Came out with the 5x86-133 CPU at an inexpensive price for upgrading old 486 motherboards to run Win95.
These CPU’s where usually sold as a Motherboard/CPU Upgrade package for old 386/486 computers.
These motherboards supported onboard IDE and PCI slots with a Modern bios to support the 5x86 CPU.
These also supported Newer Memory types.
There by bringing down the cost of a Win95 capable computer with less expensive Memory so you could afford 16mb of memory.
But 16mb of memory in 1995/96 was Rare.
I just finished building my Ultimate Win95 computer with Pentium MMX 233mhz CPU and 64mb of Memory.
Would have cost a small fortune back in 1997.
See my posts:
Re: Easy Win-95 era gaming PC.