Subject: Re: NexGen Nx586 compatibility question:
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Charles M. Hannum <email@example.com>
Date: 05/30/1995 15:42:30
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?
I'm not aware of any incompatibilities that should prevent NetBSD from
working. However, I've not actually seen a machine with a NexGen
chip, so I can't attest that it actually does.
b) gain any advantage on the Nx586, over the Pentium, by ducking the CISC
code altogether and taking advantage of the RISC architecture?