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80486 Nonsense

Harry Mangalam mangalam at SALK-SC2.SDSC.EDU
Thu Jan 28 14:06:08 EST 1993

>Does anyone have reference or empiric benchmarks for motherboards 
>equipped with Cyrix 486SLC- processor? There is one cheap solution for a
>486- system compared to Intel. The question follows: 
>what does one give up in kicks for those decreased bucks?

   According to the Dec 1992 Byte which reviews almost all of the Intel
Versions and clones, the Cyrix 486SLC is only slighly faster than the AMD
386SXL of the same speed.  A much better deal would be the AMD 386 40 MHz
which (if you added the compatible math chip) by their benchmarks runs
about the same speed as an i486/33MHz. 

Harry Mangalam                                   Vox:(619) 453-4100, x250
Dept of Biocomputing                                   Fax:(619) 552-1546
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La Jolla CA 92037                         3'         mangalam at salk.bitnet

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