Subject: Re: Intel clones: how well do they work?
To: David Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 04/01/1998 11:06:07
On Tue, 31 Mar 1998 19:30:34 +6700 (EST) David Jones wrote:
> How well do the various Intel-clone CPUs work with NetBSD?
> AMD K6 and Cyrix 6x86 in particular.
> I know that the Cyrix 486 was royally broken, and will not support NetBSD.
> I am wary of anything not made by Intel.
About the only bad thing I've heard about the K6 is that it is not as
fast as the Intel chips for _heavy_ floating point. The mailling list
for the GIMPS project for finding large prime numbers quite often has a
"my K6 isn't very fast" thread. Other than that, I've heard nothing but
good reports about them.