Subject: Re: 486DX/40 or 486DX2/66?
To: Robert Shady <>
From: None <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/08/1994 15:37:55
> I've always been under the impression that a 486DX/40 would be overall faster
> than a 486DX2/66 since with VLB, you can get 40Mhz throughput across the bus
> with the 40, vs. 33Mhz with the 66.  After speaking with a friend though, he
> claims that the 66 has MUCH better overall performance than the 40's...
> Which is the case in real life?  We have several 40's running as servers
> here now, is it worth upgrading them to 66's??  Should we buy 66's in the
> future?  Is it better to get EISA, ISA, VLB, or PCI motherboards??

Comparing a Gateway 2k 486/33 vlb with a Gateway 2k 486dx2/66 vlb,
both running 386BSD (this was a while ago), it took the later almost
exactly half the time to compile a kernel from scratch.

I was surprised by this as well.

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