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Re: /etc/disktab on vax
On 2012-07-03 19:17, David Laight wrote:
On Tue, Jul 03, 2012 at 01:36:59PM +0300, ..I'd rather be coding ASM! wrote:
..and here i was thinking that 20Mhz Z80 was blistering speed compared to
IIRC the Z80 required a 4x clock, so a 20MHz Z80 is about as fast as
a 5MHz 8080 or 8085.
Assuming that the 8080 did one instruction per clock cycle... Which it
don't. If I remember right, it needs about the same number of cycles as
It's not that the Z80 "needs" as 4x clock. It's just that the fastest
instructions takes four clock cycles, meaning the actual number of
instructions executed is (at most) 1/4 of the clock frequency.
The 6502, which was the popular contemporary CPU to compare against, did
do about one instruction per clock cycle, which is why there was
somewhat of an equivalence between a 4 MHz Z80 and a 1 MHz 6502.
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