Re: Mac 68k performance [Was: Macintosh PPC Performance]

Greg Trotter (
Wed, 18 Jun 1997 12:02:33

At 11:15 AM 6/18/97 -0400, David Weingart wrote:
>>sheesh! first it was the my machine's bigger than yours, now its the
>>Mines Smaller! Ha!
>>Well whats the SLOWEST machine in a natural state (were not talking
>>about ripping the clock out and dropping it 100 fold, or deactivating
>>turbo on PCs, or nicing -19 then leaving quake running)... I think a
>>386sx16 running linux might get some pretty low numbers....
>How far back will the mac client go? 68030? 68020? 68000?
>I could probably rig up a demo of a mac II running deschall. It would take
>a little work, but there's even a mac plus or two floating around the
>place. I could roust a 1200 baud modem and I'm in business.

I can't promise a Mac Plus, but I can fire up a Mac LC (68020) in a couple
of hours... we have over a dozen still in service.

- greg

Greg Trotter
Production Manager, Student Publications
The University of Oklahoma