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Re: NEW 64-bit RISC PC CPUs forsale, 1yr warranty (fwd)

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Subject: Re: NEW 64-bit RISC PC CPUs forsale, 1yr warranty (fwd)
From: Carlo J. Calica <calica@cae.wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 93 10:51:47 CDT
Mailer: Elm [revision: 66.36.1.2]
Ok, what follows is an ad the a MIPS R4x00 board.  Thought you guys may
find it interesting.  Hopefully the cost will be a bit less.


> 
>                          Stephen Gaudet
>                               InCo
>                     102 Tide Mill Rd Suite 6
>                         Hampton, NH 03842
>                          ph:603-926-0300
>                         fax:603-926-0301
> 
> 
> 
> Hello, 
> 
> 
> 
> 
>      I would like to tell you about the Carrera R4x00, the first
> RISC based PC motherboard.  The Carrera R4x00 is a leading edge
> product from Carrera Computers.  The Carrera motherboard uses the
> latest in a continuing series of high performance CPU's from MIPs
> Technologies.  The CPU is the industry's first 64-bit RISC
> microprocessor and is compatible with popular PC, as well as UNIX,
> application and operating system software.  The Carrera R4x00 is
> the choice platform to run Microsoft's Windows NT, as well as USL's
> UNIX.  All this power to in a standard AT sized motherboard or
> "baby AT" the VIPER R4000PC-50!  The Mips series of processors are
> capable of running at clock speeds from 50 MHz to 200 MHz, with
> all generations of the R4x00PC microprocessors guaranteed pin
> compatible.
>      The Carrera R4x00 has several ports embedded for easy
> integration.  For example, we have included an industry standard
> SCSI-2 interface to allow access to a wide variety SCSI peripherals
> such as magnetic disk drives, CD-ROMs, tape drives, etc...  If you
> prefer to use the Carrera R4x00 as a workstation or a file server,
> an Ethernet port has been designed in to allow network
> connectivity.  We have also included common serial/parallel ports,
> keyboard/mouse ports and floppy disk controller to make integration
> a snap!  
> 
>                   Pentium vs. RISC Architecture
> 
>                          Pentium        R4x00
> 
> Data bus                 64-bit         64-bit
> Address bus              32-bit         64-bit
> Speed(MHz)               60-100         100-200
> Transistors(millions)    3.2            1.8
> Registers                32-bit         64-bit
> Memory architecture      Segmented      Linear
> Instruction type         CISC           RISC
> Cache                    2x8K           2x8K
> 2x16K
> Power                    5V             3.3V
> 
> Available Now            NO             YES
> 
> 
>                   Pentium vs. R4000 performance
> 
>           Dhrystones | SPECint92 | SPECfp92 | PowerMeter 2.0
> Pentium-66   101.2      65           57         46.4
> R4000-100    92.2       62           63         56
> R4400-150    135.9      82           86         78.9
> 
> 
>                R4000, VIPER R4000 & R4400 Features
> 
>      Processor:     64-bit MIPs R4000PC-50, 16K internal cache
>                     64-bit MIPs R4400PC-50, 32K internal cache
>      Memory Bus:    128-bit
>      Processor Bus: 64-bit
>      I/O Bus:       32-bit
>      Main Memory:   16MB-256MB (R4x00 8 mem exp slots)
>                     16MB-128MB (VIPER 4 mem exp slots)
>      EISAbus Slots: Four (R4x00)
>                     Two  (VIPER)
> 
>                       Embedded Controllers
> 
>      SCSI-2         Transfers up to 10MBs/sec
>      Ethernet       Transfers up to 10Mbs/sec
>      Video          1280 x 1024 with 256 colors
>      Serial         (2) RS-232C Compatible
>      Parallel       Centronics Compatible
>      Keyboard       IBM PS/2 Compatible
>      Mouse          IBM Compatible
>      Floppy         IBM Compatible
> 
>                         Operating Systems
> 
>      Mircosoft Windows NT
>      UNIX Systems Labs System VR4
> 
> 
>      At the heart of any powerful "Windowing" computer is the video
> subsystem.  The CHEETAH "local bus" video accelerator delivers
> astounding speed at 9,000,000 pixels per second (unaligned bitbit)
> without waiting around.  However, our JAGUAR VXL 485 "local bus"
> video accelerator is unlike any other video controller.  The JAGUAR
> is a 64-bit design and takes full advantage of the COBRA's 64-bit
> MIPs R4x00 RISC processor and 64-bit data bus.  System resources
> are managed effectively and efficiently.  The on-board processor
> enable the JAGUAR to preform graphics intensive operations as much
> as ten times faster than typical 32-bit graphics cards.  Most local
> bus based systems simply put the controller next to the processor. 
> The JAGUAR, is placed near the main memory so that other
> input/output devices also gain access to the processor.  This is
> critical for graphics based Windows NT applications.  Video
> operations can take place while other input/output processors occur
> simultaneously, without penalty!  This allows you to have both an
> operating system software AND hardware, that are truly
> multitasking!
> 
>              JAGUAR VXL 485A Features (ARCset Type)
>      
> Resolutions:   640 x 480, 256 colors, 65,536 colors & 16,777,216
>                colors
>                800 x 600, 256 colors, 65,536 colors & 16,777,216
>                colors
>                1024 x 768, 256 colors & 65,536 colors
>                1152 x 900, 256 colors & 65,536 colors
>                1280 x 1024, 256 colors
> Graphics Chipset: 64-bit JAGUAR ASIC
> RAM:              2Mbytes, expandable to 4 Mbytes, VRAM, 80ns
> RAMDAC:           Brooktree DT485KPJ110
> Test scroll rate: 100,000 lines per second
> Unaligned BitBit: 45,000,000 pixels per second
> 
> 
>                              Pricing
> 
> Cobra R4000PC-50         $4,595.00 
> * Motherboard Set                  
> 
> Cobra R4400PC-50         $5,295.00
> * Motherboard Set
> 
> Viper R4000PC-50         $2,995.00
> Motherboard
> 
> Viper R4400PC-50         $3,495.00
> Motherboard
> 
> GX Jaguar Video Board    $1,995.00
> 
>      * Mother bd set include the Cheetah color color bd, if you
> want the Jaguar add $600. to the total cost.
> 
>      Trade-ins will be evaluated.  College discounts are also
> available.  Special pricing for OEM/VARs.
> 
>      InCo is very proud to be the Master Distributor of Carrera's
> full line of products.  If you have any questions please call or
> contact me.
> 
> Thank you,
> 
> Stephen Gaudet      ph:603-926-0300     fax:603-926-0301
> InCo                          e-mail:sjg@world.std.com
> 102 Tide Mill Rd Suite 6
> 
> 
> 


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