RE: intel-clone CPU's

Andrew James Alan Welty (andrew@chatlink.com)
Fri, 04 Apr 1997 11:31:52 -0400


> Has anyone else been using deschall with intel clone
CPU's? For some
> >reason the 586-133 linux box here is processing keys at a rate closer
> to
> >my 486dx2-66 linux box than my P90 OS/2 computer (and the P90 does
> about
> >twice as many keys as the 486). Are there any plans on releasing
> intel
> >clone editions of deschall (I'm upgrading to a 686-P200 clone soon),
> as it
> >seems strange that the 586 clone should be so much slower than the
> P90.
>
> I've heard that the AMD 586 is actually a 486-class proc. I
> don't know a whole lot about the Cyrix 686. I also know that there
> are significantly different optmizations required.

Correct, AMD may call it a 586 but it's really a 486 type processor.
The Cyrix/IBM 686 is a pentium class processor though.