Subject: Re: AMD 586 dx4 133 support
To: Phil Knaack <>
From: Michael L. VanLoon -- <>
List: port-i386
Date: 09/10/1996 19:23:00
>	I am about to purchase an AMD 5x86 dx4 133 chip on a pretty generic
>	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.

It's a really good cheap enhancer for a 486 motherboard.  If you're
going to add it to an old motherboard, it's a recommended cheap

However, DO NOT buy a brand new 5x86 motherboard -- you'll just be
wasting your money on 486 parts.  If you're going to buy brand new,
just get a Pentium.  If you're really low on cash, look for a cheap
closeout special on a Triton-1 board and a P100.  Even a P100 will
blow by a 5x86-133 in almost any benchmark.

  Michael L. VanLoon                 
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