Subject: Re: AMD 586 dx4 133 support
To: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
From: -Vasily Lewis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/10/1996 17:15:49
> On Tue, 10 Sep 1996 16:33:59 -0500
> "Phil Knaack" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I am about to purchase an AMD 5x86 dx4 133 chip on a pretty generic
> > motherboard.
> > Will NetBSD work on it, and if so, will it use the chip-specific
> > enchancements? I don't know what they are, but I assume there are some.
> A friend runs NetBSD on an AMD 5x86 ... it's important to note that it
> seems to behave like a 486, just much faster. (i.e. it appears as a
> 486-class CPU).
> I'm not really certain what, if any, chip specific enhancements there are.
That would be me that flipk is buying the board/chip from. I think it
might be important to note that for all discernable purposes the chip is
nothing more than a 133mhz 486. The whole naming scheme for the chip
(which is officially Am5x86(tm)-P75) seems to be just a marketing scheme
for AMD. All the digs on the chip can be seen here if you're curious:
PS. (I've been running 1.1 on this chip for almost a month w/ no probs)
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