MEPHISTO Risc II came out in 1994. The program is written by Ed Schroeder and is the same program that won the Hardware Division of the 1992 World Computer Chess Championship (WCCC) in Madrid, Spain.
The actual program that won 1992 WCCC championship was the TASC B. V. Chessmachine card with the program Gideon version 3.1 Madrid. This program was made available as a module for the MEPHISTO modular range of chess computers in 1994.
The processor is an ARM2 RISC processor running at 14 MHz with 128 KB ROM and 1024 KB RAM. The build-in opening book comprises of approximately 80,000 half-moves.
The Risc II module works with the MEPHSITO Exclusive and Muenchen modular chessboards.
The game style is steady and positional. It is not very often that you will see the Risc II program play any wild tactical games. The approximate ELO rating is 2450 USCF..