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Sat Nov 11 13:59:14 CST 2006
On 11 Nov 2006 at 7:24, Peter C. Wallace wrote:
> Not sure but we waited for 33 MHz 386's because our PC layout software ran
> significantly faster on our 20 MHz 286's than 20 MHz 386's. It was a
> noticeable difference, maybe 20%...
There were similar anomalies throughout much of the Intel x86 line.
Early Socket 4 Pentiums could be outrun by a 486DX2 in some
circumstances and early P4s could be outrun by a P3. Or a Pentium
Pro could be substantially slower than a Socket 7 Pentium when
executing 16-bit code, and so on.
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