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Re: MIPS PC - anyone?

To: Jun Sun <jsun@mvista.com>
Subject: Re: MIPS PC - anyone?
From: "H . J . Lu" <hjl@lucon.org>
Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2001 10:36:54 -0700
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20011006102302.B3492@mvista.com>; from jsun@mvista.com on Sat, Oct 06, 2001 at 10:23:02AM -0700
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On Sat, Oct 06, 2001 at 10:23:02AM -0700, Jun Sun wrote:
> 
> Does anybody know if there is such a "MIPS PC" machine?  Essentially
> I am looking for a machine with MIPS CPU and PC peripherals (such as
> SIMM RAM, PCI bus, EIDE HD, VGA graphics, PS/2 mouse/kbd, etc).
> 
> It would be really nice to have such a box.  If it is massively produced,
> the price should be cheaper than i386 PCs because MIPS CPU price is
> much cheaper. 

I doubt that. Can you tell me how much 1GHz MIPS CPU might be cost?
My guess is it will be more expensive than x86. On the other hand,
100MHz MIPS may be much cheaper than similar x86, if it is still
made.


H.J.

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