Legacy apps in Windows/OS X was Re: Old MS-DOS & Win Software
trixter at oldskool.org
Sat Dec 10 21:58:02 CST 2005
Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
> power". Just the V20 alone made a noticable difference to some
> programs, and the 8087 made maths stuff a hell of a lot quicker.
Agreed, although you had to be using something that had measureable
performance. Word processing didn't get any faster obviously, but running for
example FractINT was simply amazing (8087 makes FractINT actually usable on 8088).
I was always a little disappointed that the 8087 didn't speed up integer math
any (FDIV was at least 193 cycles, whereas DIV is never more than 162)... I
could have really used that.
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