Subject: Re: Cyrix / AMD?
To: Jukka Marin <>
From: Michael L. VanLoon -- <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/29/1996 01:40:08
>By the way, is it worth getting a 512k cache or does NetBSD run just as
>well with 256k?  I have no idea of how much the secondary cache size
>affects performance.

If you're getting a Pentium Pro (which you've already said you're not,
but FYI...), the 512K models are prohibitively expensive.  And the
256K models are So Damn Fast anyway, why bother.

If you're getting a Pentium-based board (like a Cyrix 6x86), with
motherboard L2 cache, _definitely_ get 512K Pipeline Burst cache.  It
will make a difference, and it's not very much more money.

  Michael L. VanLoon                 
        --<  Free your mind and your machine -- NetBSD free un*x  >--
    NetBSD working ports: 386+PC, Mac 68k, Amiga, Atari 68k, HP300, Sun3,
        Sun4/4c/4m, DEC MIPS, DEC Alpha, PC532, VAX, MVME68k, arm32...
    NetBSD ports in progress: PICA, others...