Eric J Korpela
korpela at ssl.berkeley.edu
Wed Nov 21 15:39:19 CST 2007
> Nope, the early 386 machines were pretty lame. Anyone else have the
> same experience with the SX vis-a-vis a 286?
That's an artifact of the design method for early cheap 386
motherboards, which consisted of a single step. Take a 286
motherboard and double the data bus width. It resulted in a 386 that
spent all of its time waiting for the next memory access.
Decent (not cheap) motherboards with a significant amount of cache and
interleaved memory were much better.
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