I found this article in comp.sys.mips:
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com (Dave Olson)
|> In <24q0idINNnk9@ymir.cs.umass.edu> doyle@gaia (Jim Doyle) writes:
|> | Windows Sources, Sept 1993 vol 1 issue 8, p25
|> | "By the end of this year, MIPS plans to introduce a small footprint
|> | version of its new low power R4200 RISC CPU that will be
|> | completely pin compatible with the existing Intel 486DX chips. Using
|> | a special MIPS replacement BIOS [...]
|> | [...] and by being pin compatible with the 486, the new chip will
|> | allow system board manufacturers to retrofir existing designed with
|> | little or no component modification"
|> | -----------
|> | I was under the impression that NEC was fabricating the 4200 and that
|> | it would require additional glue logic (an ASIC that MIPS also developed)
|> | to make it work with an ISA or EISA based PC motherboard ??
|> Windows Sources is blowing smoke. The R4200 is compatible with the
|> R4000 PC (if I remember everything right). That's a long way from the
|> Intel chips.
|> I hope their other news is more reliable.
|> The most beautiful things in the world are | Dave Olson
|> those from which all excess weight has been | Silicon Graphics
|> removed. -Henry Ford | firstname.lastname@example.org
What do we think about that ?