Subject: NexGen Nx586 compatibility question:
To: None <netbsd-users@NetBSD.ORG,>
From: Dr. Richard Kimble <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 05/29/1995 14:19:07
I am running a machine at home with 40 megs of RAM, 2 IDE drives with a 
total of 1.4 gigs storage, a nameless vlb svga controller with an S868<?> 
chip, promise eide controller, and a Nx586-100 motherboard.

Will either netbsd or freebsd:
a) run on the Nx586?
b) gain any advantage on the Nx586, over the Pentium, by ducking the CISC 
code altogether and taking advantage of the RISC architecture?

Thanks for your time.

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