I was thinking of trying to sell people on the up and coming powerpc 601.
Especially since the IDT 79R3730 isn't released yet.
50 Mhz price is $280, will probably work at 40 Mhz, Motorolla just joined
the GCC consortium so I assume gcc will work very soon (if aix gcc doesn't
port trivally). It has alot of nice features including a nice 32k on chip
cache. (and I bought the manual, anyone have projected availability?)
But then I looked at the performance numbers:
Dec 5240 27.3 29.9 <- similiar to planned 3081 I hope
Powerpc 40 30.30 48.48 adjusted to 40 Mhz, not much better $280
Powerpc 66 50 80 $400
Pentium 66 64.5 56.9 $1000
Considering the increased design problems, hardware and software support
it doesn't seem worth it for the small performance jump. (No non-fp either)
It was worth a try. Hmm maybe the powerpc 66 at $400 and run it to the memory
at 33 Mhz.... (again probably to expensive).
I was surprised at how close the powerpc at 40Mhz is to the 3081 at 40Mhz
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