Subject: Re: Q's about faster chips...
To: Todd Gruhn <>
From: Grant Stockly <>
List: port-powerpc
Date: 02/10/2000 20:19:39
>I am considering getting a faster system to run NetBSD on.
>I am currently running an i486DX4/100 with AHA2940 and 64MB.
>I am not impressed by INTELS handling of the Pentium
>--they make too many mistakes!
>I am thinking of getting a PPC 603 or PPC604 300/400. And I don't
>want a Mac cube (such as the iMac). How do they compare with
>the i486/586 for speed, can I get one in a tower chassis, and
>where do I look for such a critter? Computer Shopper has been
>failing terribly in this area. Any suggestions?

The question would be, how does a 233 compare to a pentium 600.  :)

They get MUCH more performance than a 100MHz 4/586 (I run a G3 300 and AMD
486DX-4 120.