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Tue Nov 14 09:02:49 CST 2006
Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
> Jim Leonard wrote:
>> Al Hartman wrote:
>>> Harris Semiconductor made licensed 80286 CPU's.
>>> They made them in 16 and 20mhz versions.
>>> I used to sell systems made with them, and at the time the 386sx came
>>> out, a 286-20 was MUCH faster than a 386 20mhz...
>> How is that possible? The 386 improved many instructions to run in
>> fewer clocks...
>> Besides, I'd always take a 386-16 over a 286-20, because the 286-20
>> runs protected mode applications at 0MHz ;-)
> I don't know, but I remember comparing two side-by-side and the 286
> absolutely horsed the 386sx. IIRC it was about 15% faster - *really*
> noticable difference.
Did the 286 have a 287? Was there floating-point code in the
application you were using?
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