The decision is still at the rumour stage as Cyrix buyers are all agog at the news, but Dixons press office issued a flat denial.
The machines are said to use the Cyrix MII-300 and will sell for less than £600, sources said.
Cyrix has had a spate of good luck this year since halving its prices a few weeks ago. Comet has since debuted with its own PC, and Compaq went for the MII-300 chip in its new Presario.
As for the Dixons story, watch this space for confirmations.