Just perusing the latest (July 22nd) EDN -
Fujitsu MB86932 SPARClite - US$79 - 20 MHz, US$120 - 40 MHz, 5K qty.
DRAM controller, 2 KByte D-cache, 8 KByte I-cache, "1 MFlop" (no
FPU), 2 DMA channels, timer on-chip, address decoder on-chip,
Cyrix Cx486s2/50 - US$249, 1k qty (just for $ comparison).
DEC 21064 - Alpha - US$1096, 1k qty. I don't think we're talking
Alpha this year.
Intel Pentium - "less than $1000".
AT&T Hobbit - $100 CPU & chipset (5 chips). 10k qty. No gcc.
TI uSPARC - US$179, 10k qty. Offchip primary cache required.
I don't think we should use any of these, for various price and support
reasons. But the price/performance issue is part of what's driving this
list, so perspective is helpful. But that SPARClite (targetted at
embedded/X/laser printers) is interesting. Hmmm, a $500 SS-2
motherboard? I guess that's the Classic's price.
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