We have a gateway with 36 pin sims, and 4 sim slots, it handles 8 MB,
16 MB, 32 MB, 40 MB, and 64 Mb I believe. Is handling 16 Mb sims expensive?
I suspect this isn't possible with the IDT 79R3730.
Was does 2 way interleave mean? I need 4 simms of the same size, or 8 to take
advantage of it. Will it work with less without 2 way interleave? How much of
a performance penalty?
Seems like the IDT79R3730 can support 2 seperate dma channels for slower
devices. What's the benefit with going with a 10 Mhz 16 bit proprietary bus?
Especially if we have to make all the cards that fit it ourselves, and we won't
be bandwidth limited by ISA anyways? I realize it will be less complex (with
less functionality), and take up less board space (not critical)
I think a motherboard with 16 sims slots, 4-5 isa slots, scsi and video on
board would provide a balanced expandable system. Net people would by a net
card (maybe serial/parallel/floppy also), modem people would buy a 2 or 4 port
card with parallel and floppy.
The motherboard would be as small and simple as possible while not sacrificing
any performance or expandability.
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