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Re: MIPS PC - anyone?

To: "H . J . Lu" <hjl@lucon.org>
Subject: Re: MIPS PC - anyone?
From: Jun Sun <jsun@mvista.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2001 10:37:18 -0700
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20011006103654.B2195@lucon.org>; from hjl@lucon.org on Sat, Oct 06, 2001 at 10:36:54AM -0700
References: <20011006102302.B3492@mvista.com> <20011006103654.B2195@lucon.org>
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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
> made.
> 

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.

Jun

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