On Sat, Oct 06, 2001 at 10:36:54AM -0700, H . J . Lu wrote:
> 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.
By basic premises of RISC CPU over CISC CPU...
> 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
Don't know about 1Ghz MIPS CPUs. I know some 200-300 MHz ones are selling
less than $20. Imagine how much it would be if you are sell them in the volumn
of i386 PCs.