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Re: Mips Chips from NEC

To: riscy@pyramid.com
Subject: Re: Mips Chips from NEC
From: Alan Krantz <atk@agua.Colorado.EDU>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 93 09:38:58 MDT
Reply-to: riscy@pyramid.com
Sender: owner-riscy@pyramid.com
  >>From owner-riscy@pyramid.com Thu Jul 29 09:31:32 1993
  >>From: Amos Shapira <amoss@cs.huji.ac.il>
  >>Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1993 18:32:14 +0300

  >>In message <9307291451.AA00405@resi.waldorf-gmbh.de> Andreas Busse writes:

  >> [ lots of info,  bottom line is that the R4200 doesn't have a FPU ]

  >>|Any comments ? Please - if we really want to make hardware
  >>|instead of vapor-ware, wakeup, guys. Here's something to discuss.

  >>Ok,  so shall we take a vote or what?

  >>I am not a hardware type but the R4200 seems to be enough for me it and it
  >>eats 486/66 raw even as it is (here is the table again:

  >>Vendor          Clock   Chip    Price   SPECint92       SPECfp92
  >>unspecified     100     R4000SC 640     61.7            63.4
  >>unspecified     150     R4400SC 1120    88(est)         97(est)
  >>NEC             80      R4200   70      55              30
  >>                                                        ^^
  >>And, for comparison
  >>Intel           66      486     542     32.2            16.1
  >>                                                        ^^^^

Price, performance, and ease of building a mother board how does some of the
other available risc processors compare such as 601 and the new sparc ?



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